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Oh No! Where'd His Tooth Go? Part II Living with Autism | The Puzzle Boy

Oh No! Where'd His Tooth Go? Part II Living with Autism

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As I ended Part I, I told you that the dentist office was very friendly. Well, indeed it was! I think it was the nicest one I had ever been to! The courtesy shown to Seth was outstanding! I had mentioned to them that Seth reacted terribly to regular novacaine. I believe it was to the Lidocaine in it. (Do I sound ignorant yet?) As you may have remembered from a previous posting, he ended up with about 6 weeks of seizures after a different dental appointment for a filling. I was apprehensive about going through that again, yet realizing he needed something as his teeth would be shaved and that root canal would have to be done.

I gently reminded the Dentist and he had remembered. I was able to sit right in the same room so I could be of assistance if needed. As the needle went into Seth's front upper gums, I cringed. Seth did fantastic! He held very still. I saw his upper lip swell very large. I was told it was because of the type of pain deadener. This one did not have the ingredients that would cause the heart to race. Interesting. I had no idea why the other caused seizures, now I knew that it excited the nervous system. Evidently this particular pain killer would not last as long, either.

As Seth was being worked on, mouth gaping, he just had to try and talk. "Ah hea a nize!" (I hear a noise.) I try and tell Seth it is not time to talk. Mr. Dentist makes no bones about it. "Oh, he can talk! It gets rather boring around here if people don't talk!" So, Seth took advantage of that. However, when told to be very still and quiet, he also sensed the seriousness of that.

I was so proud of him. The dentist and the hygienist were so pleased with him. Mr. Dentist said he was better than any patient he had that day or even during the week! All in all, Seth's mouth was gaped open while he was awake and eyes staring at everything that went on for 2 1/2 hours! I had been told by a previous dental visit with someone else, that Seth would have to go to the hospital and be put under to have the job done, the bill costing many thousands of dollars more, so you can see how happy I was to see him doing so well!

At one point, as they were cutting skin away from all around his teeth, Seth said "It's hurting, it's hurting!" I interpreted for them as he had a hard time saying it correctly with his mouth wide open. Once they understood, Mr. Dentist said, "Oh, is it getting uncomfortable?" "Yes!"
Ever after, as Seth repeated the story, he tells people, "It was uncom-for-ta-ble" He learned a new term. It was cute!

We got through the dreaded root canal, he got on his temporary teeth, and I am sooo pleased with how it all looks! No seizures were to be reported! We went back 3 weeks later to get the new teeth. Seth spent another 2 hours in the dentist chair because the new teeth were not quite right. Not the right color or size. I really appreciate Mr. Dentist for pointing that out and being honest about it. They had to rebuild Seth's teeth so they could take another impression. Miss Hygienist was so sweet to Seth. She treated him like a gem. Seth gave her a big hug afterwards. So, we wait for the new ones again.

Seth is oblivious. He probably does not even fully realize why we were there. He thought he looked fine before! Broken tooth and all! He accepts himself as he is. I think it has taken most of a lifetime for me to accept myself for who I am. Seth knows he is loved and does not even question that. Before our actual appointment, Seth made sure all the clocks in the office were on time and made sure all of their calendars were on the correct month. He seems to be able to get people to do what he wants them to do! It is uncanny! Thing is, most people seem to enjoy fixing those things for him. They get a real kick out of it! They are amused and amazed and love to watch and observe. On the other hand, if I went around demanding everyone change their clocks and calendars, I would be considered a Kook! So, Autism reigns again! Never fear, Autism is here!

Did you say that your Autistic child could never sit still in a dentist chair? How old is he? Hmmm, pretty young! Mom, caretaker, keep being consistent, take good healthful care of your child. You may have to wait a few more years. Autism grows up. It just takes a whole lot longer! I waited many years to have this done. I just waited until I felt it was the right time. Keep loving him. He knows it! Keep being the mom you always dreamed of being. You will become even more. He will become even more. You will be so proud of your child! He belongs to you! As you tuck your child into bed tonight, maybe after a good long struggle of trying to get them in bed, pray for him/her. Tell them how glad you are that they are your child and that you are sooo happy they don't belong to someone else. Even if you don't feel like it. Then pray that God's spirit will come into their little lives. That they will grow up to be in favor with God and Man. Amazing things will start to happen. Never give up!

Until Next Time, Keep prayin' Your prayers will be answered in ways you know not of!

Nancy Lynne!