Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Arielle's Big Day

I have never had my wisdom teeth removed.
Everything is better with Winnie

I have taken 5 older Gherkins to have their wisdom teeth removed. They all were groggy and slept the rest of the day.  Silent. Arielle is ALWAYS silent- and her love language is "not touch."  Imagine my surprise at today's developments.

They called me back while she was in recovery because she was demanding they "Get my mommy!"  She was in tears...not a few....a lot.  She was clinging like she did as a preschooler, holding my hand and sobbing, "Mommy, mommy." She was SURE they had taken ALL her teeth. She was sure they had taken her tongue. I'm very impressed with this doctor. This is the first time I was sent home with LOTS of  "post op" stuff....gloves, gauze, ice packs and such. It is also the first time they demonstrated how to change the gauze.

In any event....Arielle was getting more and more agitated with THEM. She was talking NON-STOP - which is not Arielle. She let them all know she loves her Mommy and Daddy too and she did NOT want to move away from us. This was quite moving and assuring to hear as she's quite ready and confident that it's time to move out.

On the way home, amongst all the tears and talk about missing tongues, she decided we were in an airplane. ON A BRIDGE she said, "O.K. Daddy, let's jump!" I told her no. Calm down. She kept it up and kept trying to grab the steering wheel. "Be fun with us Mommy." Ye gads.

She was sure I was crashing when I went over the little lip into our driveway.

She's quite perturbed about them taking ALL her teeth. "It's gross," and that bothers her. She's upset  they gave her an UGLY band-aide on her "owie" and insists she needs pink. I found some Hello Kitty band-aide and we are fine.  She was quite worried the evil mafia who took all her teeth had taken Winnie the Pooh too - I eased that fear.

She keeps holding my hand and saying such sweet nothings - reminds me of her pre-school self. "I love you mommy. I love everyone, but you're the best," and "You're beautiful mommy."  It's making me cry as I know getting her teeth removed today means in a week she is "cleared" to leave home.

This is like a bad drug trip and caught me by surprise. She is quite funny.   I'm glad we insisted she do this before she moved to Eugene.

Stacia is full of quips  - "I'd say they took her WISDOM teeth." I reminded her she is scheduled to have a tooth pulled in a week and should be careful about what she says. I'm so glad they called Arielle in early and they aren't both in pain at the same time.

Prayers for an easy recovery appreciated.

Note  - Arielle is now about 90% back to normal. She approved this post.  She would appreciate prayers - it hurts.


berrypatch said...

Poor thing! I wake up from anesthesia bawling and I make it a point NOT to cry in front of people! When I had my wisdom teeth out I was married. I was crying in recovery. My hubby was holding my hand and I looked up to see he was crying! I stopped long enough to say, "Why are YOU crying?" His response, "Because you are!" LOL Praying she feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh my WORD! She has got to be funniest of us all!
Bre D

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yes, exactly, Lisa. She does not cry in public. She doesn't talk non-stop. She talks when she has something to say. So this crying thing was totally out of character and upsetting to her. I cried too.

Anonymous said...

Sis: How sweet she is ... when she is sentimental and when she is Arielle as always. Love her so much. l/p mom t.