Thursday, December 06, 2007

a bit of trauma

Piano Boy had 4 teeth extracted this morning. He's still kind of out
of it. It was a bit traumatic for both of us, though more so, I am
sure, for him. I may write more about it later.

One upsetting thing was this: They made us wait in the "operating
room" a very long time. Piano Boy, who hadn't been too nervous before
this, got more and more nervous waiting. It didn't help that the
instruments of torture were laid out there for him to see. It also
didn't help that we had been reading The Eye, the Ear and The Arm, by
Nancy Farmer, and a boy his age was strapped to a chair and
instruments of torture were arranged on a tray for him to see.

This was not the worst of it, but it is all I feel up to writing about
right now.


coffeypot said...

Not the best book to read before going to a dentist. I mean, you wouldn’t want to read a book about how to skin a beaver before going to a gynecologist would your?

J-Man tends to build up stuff like that in his mind until he makes himself sick. But I will say that he and Bug have been really brave troopers about having their teeth worked on and wearing their retainers and braces. I wish I had their bravery. But they have positive encouragement from their mom, Marni. I never had that support.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Always another point of view, he he he!

Well, we'd never read the book, so we didn't know that right at that point there would be that section--YIKES--dark matter!

Piano Boy was pretty brave, though scared. It didn't help to have that try sitting there--he had been okay up to that point.