Monday, January 12, 2009

Shouldn't the parents get sedatives, too?

Megan's dental appointment this morning went as well as to be expected. I was braced for a rough day when I woke her up and told her where we were going. She cried. But...the most stressful moment of the day occurred when the dental assistant told me "the Dr. will try her best to get all of the teeth done today. If not, we will have to schedule another appointment."

"Oh hell no! We will not be doing this again nor will we be paying the ridiculous amount of money for the sedation that insurance doesn't cover. She's gonna need to finish it all today", I told her.

Megan took her sedative and we watched a Dora video while waiting for it to take effect. She protested a bit when the assistants came to take her back to the exam room, but I was informed that the crying stopped upon the administration of the laughing gas. I should hope so. All 10 teeth that needed reshaping were finished and I was sitting with Megan just 1 hour after it all started. The poor thing looked a little puffy and a lot worn out, but she was in pretty good spirits and thoroughly enjoying the grape popsicle she was given. Soon after getting in the car and going through the drive-thru at the closest Starbucks (if the dentist isn't going to dole out sedatives to the parents, then Starbucks after the fact will have to suffice), Megan was fast asleep. She slept all the way home and even took a 2 hour nap, complete with slightly strangled cat.

She seems back to her normal self. Glad that's over.
The two hour nap enabled me to finish making and installing a new window treatment for the sliding glass door in our newly-repainted kitchen:

I'm not sure if the picture really gives a true representation...there actually is quite a bit of red in the fabric I used. And the brown(ish) background looks really nice with the brown walls in the next room. I really love the red walls. Wish I had painted it red the first time!


Sprite's Keeper said...

Oh, that picture of her and the cat is adorable! That cat should be sainted!
Love the window treatments too!

Anonymous said...

Been there! ;) Jon used to hate the dentist, he's finally getting okay with it; at 15 I'd hope so!

Is that grass in the back yard? It was mostly dirt when we last visited, right? Looks good.

Anonymous said...

Glad her appointment went well! I'm impressed with your window treatments. I'm still of the mentality that I refuse to put any money into covering any windows that I won't be looking out of in 2 years:) Or painting any walls I won't be looking at in two years:) So what if we haven't had curtains for the last 15 years....blinds and shades do just fine for me:)