Trip to the Dentist

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Trip to the Dentist
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:47pm
I went ahead and took Makenna to a pediatric dentist regarding her

chipped tooth. They were AMAZINGLY helpful regarding her SID! I

have found most other people (who do not understand it) tend to brush

me off as an over reacting mother. But, although they did not have a

lot of info on it, they kept questioning me and always asking if it

was ok before doing anything. One assistant was helping us and

another came in (who was not aware of Makenna's issues) and grabbed

Makenna's head to try to hold her still and before I could even say

anything our assistant said, "NO. Let go, don't touch her. She has

some sensory issues and we don't want to make this any harder on her

than it has to be." It was really nice!

They took x-rays of the

tooth to make sure the root hadn't been damaged and it took 3 times

to get a good shot because Makenna was SO upset. Ironically, it was

the weighted vest they put over you to protect organs from the

radiation that sent her into a meltdown! She HATED that thing! She

was perfectly fine until we put that over her! But, the good news is

that she recovered from her meltdowns within a minute or two instead

of her usual 20 minutes so that is nice progress to see. Everything

turned out well but I skipped going to the YMCA to work out and

leaving her in their nursery. I figured it was probably just too

much for one day. :)

Shanna & Makenna (19 months)

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Tue, 11-09-2004 - 3:43pm

WOW what a day for little Makenna!