(simonee, Christy's original post has made it to the archives under "hospitalization and general anesthesia")
Oh, my gosh, Christy, that is so awesome! What an inspiring story.
It is so hard to see our children drugged like that, but even worse to see them hurting, physically or even esthetically, our beautiful, perfect babes. And I so agree; what do moms do who don't nurse, in such situations? When my dd had some minor surgery, I was as eager to reconnect as she was to gain comfort, grounding us both again. So wonderful to hear how well you all came through it!
Autumn nearly made me cry, her courage and understanding, even maturity, at facing something so new. Not even two years old! You did an awesome job of preparing her, involving her in her own treatment, and she responded to that. How much better than if you had just brought her in unawares! And I believe it helped her recovery as well.
Btw, Arnica is absolutely fantastic for that post-op puffiness and tenderness.
As simonee said, you all have that healthy clean slate now! (check the archives under "causes of decay and prevention" for special tips on getting her through this next more cavity prone time to the other side of "maintenance only"!
And she did make me cry at the end; "Autumn so happy". God bless her sweet little brave proud heart, and yours for doing so well with her.
She should be so proud of herself! And you, too, of course. Tell her how happy the computer dentist is for her and her strong, beautiful new smile.
P. S. Thank you so much for coming back to tell us all how it went. Your story will be an inspiration and a goal for other moms (simonee went through a similar situation and still is here today, helping and guiding moms through it all) and also for me. I do think of how things turn out, and just personally was so glad to hear your story. I will tell it at the office tomorrow, for sure! )