My 8yo went in for a tooth extraction — he couldn’t clean around his braces and one of his baby molars rotted.
Turns out he’s too much like me, and the multiple injections of anesthetic he received didn’t completely do the job. Last report I got, he was in tears, refusing to open his mouth anymore.
They’ve referred him to a pediatric joint that can put him to sleep while the tooth is extracted, which wasn’t even on my threat radar for this.
Super hard to focus on minding his 4yo brother, or on how I’m gonna get any real work done this afternoon, when I’m worrying about how my eldest son.
Update: Literally as I was writing this, the report came in that the tooth has been extracted successfully!