On Friday morning, McKayla goes in for some dental work. They're knocking her out to perform the surgery and I'm obviously nervous about it.
It's a fairly simple procedure, one they could easily do in the office BUT it'd take several visits and McKayla could start to resent going (not that anyone enjoys going to the dentist but we don't want her hating it so early LOL).
There was a lot of stuff to do to make it to this point. She had to have a physical and it had to be done in a certain time frame. Her pediatrician also had to fill out paperwork and it wouldn't be accepted if a nurse had done it. Then there was a "meeting" at the dentist office to give them the paperwork and pay for the procedure. (Unfortunately, our insurance won't cover it, even though it needs done. That meant we had to pay out-of-pocket BUT we were able to use some of our income tax money AND we got a bit of a discount paying the hospital and anesthesiologist early.)
Then I had to schedule a phone interview for a pre-surgery checklist. That happened this morning and she asked standard questions: Allergic to anything? On any medication? Vaginal or Cesarean birth (why does that matter anyway?)? What was her birth weight? Any history of heart disease, diabetes, seizures in the family? And the list goes on. She also gave me a brief rundown of what to expect on Friday.
The next step is calling the hospital Thursday after 2pm to see what time her appointment is on Friday. Hopefully it'll be early in the morning b/c McKayla can't have any food or water after midnight and could you imagine trying to explain to hungry/thirsty 4 year old why she can't eat or drink? Nightmare!
I know it's a common procedure, but that's my baby they're gonna be working on and I'm terrified. They say that it's harder on the people waiting than it is on the patient and I truly believe that. I'll be on pins and needles until she's brought back into the room and we can go home.
Think good thoughts and send up prayers. I know she'll be fine, but I'm her Momma, it's my job to worry. :-)