Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dentist Update

I just made an appointment for Playette to visit the dentist for the very first time. Finally. We're going tomorrow. I've been afraid of this day for a long, long time for reasons that maybe some of you can understand. (ignorance of Ds within the medical world, her current discomfort with doctors, etc.)

So I'm on the phone with the receptionist and she's asking me the regular questions they ask of a first time patient's parent. She tells me which dentist we'll see tomorrow and start to dig in with questions about who has experience with kids like mine and then I'm all, "Whatever. We gotta start somewhere," and then it happened.

"By the way, my daughter has Ds, so could you please inform Dr. H of this beforehand because I don't want this to be a thing. I don't expect him to know everything about Ds and I'm more than happy to work with him as a team on my daughter's care. Just tell him to ask questions if he has any."

Her: "Uh, oh, ok."

Me: "Kthanksbye."

Ha! Felt good.

I feel so much more empowered after the last few days, lemme tell you.

7 comments:

Wendy P said...

Good job!!!

AZ Chapman said...

what dentist hope it gose well if it dose not I have a denst that might be helpful. He has worked with me.

Sonia said...

Give yourself credit...you are much stronger than you think you are! You are on a roll!

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datri said...

We go to a pediatric dentist who works with special needs kids. Kayla still hates it, but at least he's seen it all before.