1-2-3 Surgery

The day of surgery had arrived and things were definitely on the upswing.  I was able to reflect back on the struggles we had had thus far followed by the good things that followed.  We had gone through months of unexplained stimming (self-stimulatory behavior) with hand to face, and it seems his stimming was likely his way of saying he…
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The Itchy and Scratchy Show

I thought I was prepared, but clearly, I was not ready for this.  My son’s tooth had a cavity that became an infected abscess that required antibiotics that led to an allergic reaction.  I felt like I was singing “this is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends…,” just without the happy, bouncy feeling. …
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Preparing for Surgery

We were a bit blindsided when we took our kids to the dentist and found out that they not only had cavities, but the little one had developed an abscess requiring surgery.  Yikes!  So, in preparation for the surgery we had lots of things that needed to be taken care of because of my son’s history of adrenal insufficiency and…
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Welcome to the Dental journey!

Each week this month I will share with you a very personal journey with my son from being blindsided with the knowledge that he would need dental surgery to the roller coaster recovery process afterwards. But, it’s not just about the surgery. It’s about the mommy guilt that came with finding out my children had…dunh, dunh, dunh…CAVITIES! It’s about learning…
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