My buddy is headed to the oral surgeon on Thursday. And this mommy is not excited about it. He's being put to sleep, so the doctor can "probe" around in the tooth extraction site to see why it's not healing properly.
Here's the background:
A little over a month ago, my Buddy's gum started looking purple. We immediately made a dentist appointment for him. He sat in the dentist chair like a champ while the dentist told me his front tooth would need to be extracted.
The dentist thinks his teeth may have experienced some trauma, making the gum abscess and turn purple. So we schedule the extraction for a few days later.
This was supposed to be an easy endeavor, but it never quite healed properly. He ate corn and it bled, he ate an ice cream cone, it bled.
We went back to the dentist, had more x-rays and discovered that a surgeon would have to flush out the tooth site and see what was causing it not to heal.
Oswald, upon my Buddy's request, took him to the oral surgeon. On the ride home, Oswald called to tell me that they will have to put my Buddy to sleep for this procedure and will need to have an anesthesiologist there to make sure the sedation goes well.
I'm nervous. But it's compounded when I begin filling out the paperwork for the anesthesiologist. I'm answering questions like:
have you or anyone in your family had problems with anesthesia?
are you allergic to latex or rubber products?
normal, right? until I got to these questions:
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DISEASES, DISORDERS, OR CONDITIONS?
now, I'm pretty nervous. I'm trying not to worry about them putting my baby (5 year old) to sleep. I've been comforted by my mom and sister who are both studying to be nurses that procedures like this happy all the time. But he's my boy and I'm worried. I have the right to be worried, right? Tell me it's okay to be worried, just don't tell Oswald about this conversation, cuz I told him the "Queen of Worrying" would try not to worry!