April 30, 2007

Praise God....

from whom all blessings flow! Yay! We went to the dentist for Carson's 6 month check up and cleaning and he did so great! The last few times he's gone were not so great. I'm embarrassed to say that he's already had 5 cavities, but I can also breathe easy knowing it wasn't all us, genetics plays a big part as he was born with weak enamel on his teeth, making him more prone to decay. The dentist said that somewhere in the 4th or 5th month in utero is when the enamel is formed and a variety of things can affect that, I'm not sure what it was in our case, but something must have, poor guy. I sure am so thankful for dental care and insurance! He was nervous to go in, understandably so, since the last 2 times he's had to go under anesthesia and that's just weird for such little ones. But he was so brave and although he was very nervous he hopped right up into that big chair and let them brush and polish his teeth and floss and do the fluoride, etc. He did fantastic, I was beaming with pride...after the dentist reminded me to breath as he was checking for cavities or anything else wrong. All looked great. The brushing/flossing regimen is working! Thank you, Lord! Jason came home early from work to take Carson out to get a goldfish as a reward for doing so well at the dentist (it's something he's been wanting for a while). But Carson was so tired that he fell asleep at the pet shop in Jason's arms, so they didn't come home with goldie, just a sleeping boy. Maybe tomorrow we can try again.

2 comments:

Angie said...

Praise God! I have tears in my eyes because I'm just so happy for you, Michelle. I know it was a worry. The sweetest part might be that he fell asleep in Daddy's arms at the pet shop!

Thank you, Lord! :)

E&K said...

Yay for Carson! I've had my fair share of dental work too (just got a root canal...yuck)...it is hard for me to be brave and I'm a lot older than 3! We are excited to see you guys so soon. I will email you to make more specific plans.