I told you my kids were overachievers. They are way beyond the basic shit my kids have ruined 101 curriculum nowadays. They are in grad school now.
Welcome to shit*my*kids*have*ruined 110, the graduate level course:
This advanced degree level features the really pricey items like their teeth and subsequently, my wallet!
I took Eli to the dentist today. This was the second in a series of appointments to fill three cavities in three teeth on two sides. So not to traumatize Eli, the dentist wanted to do the teeth separately so at age 4.5, Eli would have a good experience and not be scared. The first appointment went really well, the left side tooth got filled and we scheduled another visit.
The second appointment was a total failure. The right side teeth had become ultra sensitive, and the thought of the dentist probing in his mouth, had Eli freaking out in the exam room. After the Novocaine and nitrous there was no way the dentist could even get to the back of his gum line to work on them. Eli was not cooperating at all.
We managed to get x-rays done
and they revealed the cause of his discomfort:
The prognosis is:
Extraction of the tooth
spacer placed to keep the teeth from colliding
stainless steel crown
This means a visit with a special pediatric dentist ($$$) that is licensed to put him under for the procedure. We have a consult on Friday with the hope that the antibiotics will treat and clear the infection before the surgery, which we will schedule for the end of next week.
Just when Jeff and I are free from buying formula, diapers, and other baby related items, the kids up the ante on us. We used to scoff at the hundred bucks here and there, and now, we just hemorrhage money. I am wishing we could go back to shelling out for formula and diapers- even though it was bionically expensive, it was predictable. Okay, so I am not really wishing we could back to diapers and formula but it seems like those are a bargain now.
To prove that I have not lost my sense of humor,(it is all I have left) here is a friendly contest. Leave a comment and tell me how much you think this is gonna cost us. The winner gets bragging rights and a new toothbrush from the dentist's office.
Remember, we hemorrhage money now. Oy Vay.