"I AM THANKFUL" Challenge ~ Day 2
Today I am so thankful that my son's oral surgery went well!!
He was such a brave little man all morning even checking the clock regularly and saying more than once, "Is it time yet? I'm ready to do this!"
Then the time came and we were called out back to the surgical room. He went charging in with excitement usually reserved for one approaching an all you can eat ice cream bar! Unfortunately, his enthusiasm was squelched by the undetected metal bar that was protruding from the bottom side of the chair that assaulted his right knee. The twinkle in his eye went from that of happiness to get things moving to tears spilling over as he gripped his knee and rocked.
Thankfully, Dad came prepared with a kids joke book and had him back to a smile in no time whilst Mom was rolling her eyes.
The nurse and doctor came in next and told us it was time to make our exit to the waiting room and that they would take good care of our boy. As reassuring as that was, the yell we heard once we reached the waiting room burst our bubble.
Thankfully the procedure did not take long and we were escorted back to the recovery area where our gauze drooling son asked, "Why does Dad have two heads? And Mum, you have four eyes!" A few more post anesthesia anecdotes and the doctor came by to give us an update.
The good news is that he was able to pull the two top baby teeth, remove the two 'extra' teeth that were up in the gum and that the adult teeth are unharmed and healthy!! Thank you Lord!!! We now have to pray that the adult teeth will come out on their own as the procedure to force them out is... well, let's not go there. I'll be praying for the best.
Thank you God for going before us this day and working all things together for our good and Your glory!!! And thank you for a strong husband who was able to carry our 8 year old boy all the way out to the car!!