The things you have to go through for a little Versed....2 signed waivers...a complete health history and physical from her pediatrician, and payment upfront (really?) and a 2 hour appt....You would think she was having major surgery. All precautions of course..but the nurse side came out as they were talking to me about the possibility of really really bad side effects..I was looking around the room for a crash cart and resuscitation gear. I left the office in tears thinking that my day was wasted and I had to come back and drug up my little girl.
Well we took her back and she did great with one tooth, but started getting a little fidgety near the end so they told us that we had to come back and do it all again. We let a few months pass...to easy any fear she may have had. All the while telling her we would have to go back soon.
Well today was the big day to do it all over again. Surprisingly she was rather excited to do it again. She got up and dressed in her favorite sweater dress and princess shoes..got her favorite barbies and off we went. No fighting her today to drink the "special" princess drink (motrin and versed) after about 20 minutes the effects were taking effect and my little princess turned into a drunken mess. I have to tell you, she is hilarious all drugged up and if she tries to pull anything as a teenager...HA I know what she is like already!
So far so good. She has her sunglasses on..kicked back and watching Alvin and the Chipettes.
Here she is with the silly "clown" nose on.
This visit she was exceptionally good. Well, come to find out she was sound asleep through most of the procedure. I was warned that she might be a little combative when she woke up and to do it gently and slowly....well that didn't work. My little girl was so drugged up that she wouldn't wake up. We were rubbing her and moving her and calling her name and there she slept..my sleeping beauty. The dentist turned full oxygen on her and we waited. He tried to sit her up a little and her eyes slowly opened as she tried to pull the mask off. We sat her up and her head fell forward and she was in a dead sleep again. We had to sit in the waiting area for 45 minutes until she could wake up and stay awake long enough that they knew she would be ok. During that 45 minute period she would wake up long enough to hug me then be out cold and snoring...sitting up, might I add. She woke up and barfed (twice) and fell right back to sleep. Finally they took us to the back to check her oxygen to make sure was still doing ok. Her oxygen was 96%, but she would not wake up. I started getting a little nervous thinking off all things that could go wrong..at what point they would rush her to the hospital, but the doc came out and assured me that this was normal and would wear off soon. FINALLY...I got her to wake up and sit up long enough by herself to convince them we would be fine and I would make it home ok. We got in the car and she was asleep again before we got home...my poor baby.