Monday, December 1, 2008

Dentist = Vomit x 3


Ian went for his first dentist appointment a couple of weeks ago. Actually, it was his second, but the first dentist called it a "happy visit" since not much was done because Ian wouldn't let them in his mouth. So, in the meantime I found this great pedi dentist that we took Benjamin to when he had bruising on his gums (due to teething, ouch!). I had told her about Ian and she had heard of Fragile X. That's the doc for me!

So we get there and Ian's a little on the nervous side. I explain to the dr. that he will probably vomit because he has a huge gag reflex, particularly when he gets upset. Add in the fact that someone will have their hands in his mouth, and that's a recipe for disaster. He ended up having to lay on my lap with my legs around him. We just tried to talk him through it all. She didn't overdo trying to brush and all, but she did a good job at making sure she did what she needed to do. However, in the midst of it, Ian screamed and vomited.....THREE times! And get this, the dr. apologized to me because she had tried to keep it off my clothes.

As I made his next appointment for 6 months, I was already dreading it. The kid does better getting a shot at the pedi's office. But he was quite happy after it was all done and we got to get a burger at "Old MacDonalds".

9 comments:

FXSmom said...

This is why we do Matthew's just once a year. The vomiting and screaming is just awful :(

Jen said...

Same thing happens here, although not as bad now that they are older. We definitely don't do the 6 month check ups, and appointments are scheduled for first thing in the morning so that they don't have any food in their stomachs yet (no breakfast until after). I haven't taken Evan yet; I know, what a bad mother!

Improvedliving said...

This is just once a dentist. Thanks for the heads up.


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Mrs. Smith said...

Hi, I just wanted to say hi....I guess I missed the comment you made on my blog back in Sept. I am loving your stories!

Paula Fasciano said...

We too take the kids first thing in the AM (8) and with empty stomachs...that seems to remove the probability for us, even though both of my boys have the gag reflex...

Jen said...

Merry Christmas

pddnosmom123 said...

HI, when was your oldest son diagnosed with fragile x? Was he diagnosed with autism first? My son has never been tested for fragile x, but is diagnosed with autism.

Mrs. Smith said...

PDDNOS.....

It's my understanding that if you'd like to know if your child has fragile x rather than just "autism" I would ask for a fragile x DNA test. When we went to see Dr. Hagerman at the MIND Institute she said that MANY children who are diagnosed with autism really have fragile x. She told me that autism isn't really a diagnosis. It's more of a description of behaviors and that lots of genetic things (like fragile x) can cause these autistic behaviors.

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