Tuesday, January 13, 2009
We love Elizabeth's Dentist. I dreaded taking her to the Dentist and procrastinated for quite awhile. The thoughts of an orally defensive child who vomits when the wind changes led me envisioning a nightmarish time. With Dr. S. it is quite the opposite she loves kids and understands what Elizabeth has gone through and is slow and careful with her. Her princess room, the treasure chest, flavored gloves and flavored cleansers, magic fairy wands and princess pictures make our trips to the dentist a breeze. Prematurity has left it's mark on Elizabeth's mouth as well, Elizabeth's 9mth tooth has finally emerged and due to the very delayed addition it has crossed her teeth and is causing a cavity in-between and reflux has worn her teeth. Dr. S keeps a close eye on Elizabeth so we visit every 3 months and she will refer Elizabeth to Sick Kids for sedation to treat her cavities as she feels it would be 'unfair to do anymore uncomfortable procedures on her as she has been through so much already'. To find a health professional who really understands Elizabeth is difficult therefore we love Dr. S. She makes teeth cleaning fun, I have not yet told Elizabeth about her Thomas room, she may ditch the princess room if she finds out.