Yesterday, I took Lily to our pediatric dentist to get
That's not how it went down. With Lily's heart history, her cardiologist requested they do a pulse ox during the entire procedure to monitor her. Lily also had to have a massive dose of liquid antibiotics (16ML's or about 3 tsps) an hour before the procedure on an empty stomach. Once we arrived, they took us to a room to check her weight, blood pressure and pulse ox. Now, if you know Lily at all (and they do), you would probably assume if she flips out over a teeth cleaning then she probably would flip out about having her blood pressure taken. No matter how nicely you word it ("it wants to give your arm a hug"), she's not going to cooperate. So we get her nice and revved up before I even have to attempt to (
Once we were home, Lily couldn't walk and barely could sit up. Her hip kept locking up (meaning she can't straighten her right leg unless she unlocks it herself) and it took several hours before she could walk normally again. It was one of the worst experiences I've had to deal with and I won't be repeating it. I'm thinking we will just take her in and deal with her fighting everyone once a year in the office unsedated. Then possibly schedule several little procedures in the hospital (blood draw, ear cleaning, thorough teeth cleaning, x-rays, etc) and put her under light general anesthetic similar to what she had when she had an upper GI done last year to get her other cleaning done.
I seriously hate anxiety and what it does to my beautiful sweet girl.