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Last weekend

We truly had an awesome weekend. “Everything is awesome”, yes we saw the Lego Movie and I’ve had that song randomly stuck in my head all week.

Anyway last Saturday my friends son hung out with Mason and I. We started the day off at Lowes Build and Grow building Valentine’s boxes, I was surprised how much the boys enjoyed it since it was a heart thing but then again it has hammers and nails to do with it ;) Then on our way to grab lunch the boys were having a “girlfriends” conversation in the back seat, when I said you boys are too young for that my friends son goes “it’s because we’re sexy”(he’s 7 lol).

Then we ended the day and met some more friends at the theater for The Lego Movie, and I was a little surprised how good it was. It had all the adults laughing. So, if you get the opportunity go see it you won’t be disappointed. I wouldn’t say I’m strict about sugars(okay some would say I am) but when we were in line to buy snacks the friend goes I want a large icee and a candy, after I said I don’t think so you can have 1 sweet(and usually I don’t let Mason have any sugars at the theater, remember you have to sit through a whole movie!) he goes but my Mom usually let’s me get them both, sorry kid that won’t work on me ;)

 

And then Sunday we woke up to SNOW! It was so pretty and fun for a little while. We had a nice relaxing day at home.

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The Headache Continues

I wrote before about Mason’s experience last month with the dentist he’d been seeing since he was 11 months old. Well, the headache continues. Last Tuesday Mason had no food/water after midnight and we headed bright and early to the dental surgery place 30 minutes away. He was getting anesthesia for xrays and to work on the two cavity spots on his molars. Long story short we waited, all starving for 4 hours to get nothing done. He got so worked up from trying to use a nebulizer(for his breathing) and the whole experience their, when they started the anesthesia they had to stop because his breathing got bad.
They wanted us to go get a nebulizer, practice with that and make an appointment when he’s been clear of a cold and nothing in his lungs. Well, I explained the situation with his pediatrician’s nurse and got the response she doesn’t quiet understand why he needs a nebulizer and they should of never given him anesthia if he had any sign of a cold/breathing problems.

Ahh…this is just becoming such a headache, I’m just so stressed out. I’m thinking what were going to do is make an appointment to go back to the dentist in a month or so, give Mason time, give myself sometime. And if he’s been clear of a cold for sometime maybe he won’t need a nebulizer treatment before. ‘Cause if this next time doesn’t work, they said they want to do all the procedures in a hospital setting because of his breathing, that makes me freak out a little more.

And he’s supposed to still have cleanings every 6 months?!? I’m gonna go crazy :( Mason is a very emotional kid, so I can’t completely blame you Dr Block but Thank You for ruining the dentist for him!!

The dreadful dentist

This is the story how Mason became terrified of the dentist, who he has been seeing the past 5 years.
Let me just start off by saying he absolutely loved going to the dentist and sat still in the chair by himself since he was a baby. We love the office and really like the ladies that work there, and our only complaints were they are always behind(at the least a 15 minute wait) and the dentist over books herself and usually only spends 2 minutes with each patient.

We went in last week to get two “spots” removed. Usually they have the parent sit outside the room but they let me stay in with him and I’m so glad I was in the room. It was going smooth up until they gave him the shot in one side, he started squirming(just a little I will add) and would not let them go back in his mouth. The dentist was EXTREMELY harsh on him for not holding completely still. Yes, I know it is very dangerous but seriously the kid was hardly moving and it seemed like she had NO experience talking to children. We sat there for a few minutes to see if he would relax and let them go back in his mouth, but they had hygienist in and out getting stuff from the cupboards in the room, so relaxing was not working. I almost think she was so over booked that she didn’t have the time to try and convenience him to let them get the work done.
The dentist literally told him “you cannot have a toy or popsicle” and the poor kid was just crying through the whole experience. It was horrible.

So, I posted something on my facebook about it and got many responses. A bunch with horrible experiences with her as well. Even had someone guess who I was talking about and said she went to the same dentist as a child and she was very mean. I just couldn’t believe it and felt so bad for Mason.

Yesterday, Mason went to a new dentist. No wait, pretty much had the place to ourselves. But Mason was pretty scared. They got him to sit in the chair and were able to look in his mouth but once they pulled out instruments he freaked.
So, in a couple weeks we get to take him to the hospital to get anesthesia, xrays and get the cavities worked on. Thank you Dr ……  for scarring my kid!!


I’m hoping he will get over the fear of the dentist in time. When we left the new dentist office with his toy in hand said “they are so kind for the toy”!

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Updates

Mother – a couple weeks ago she had surgery to remove the cancer. we got the pathology test back and thank god all the cancer is gone!! thank you everyone for all the prayers and sending thoughts our way.

Molly, foster dog – tuesday the 27th our day was filled with good news, found out my mother was cancer free and our foster dog got to come home from the animal hospital. she had a raging case of pancreatitis, she is doing so much better now but will always have to be on a special low fat diet.

PTA – I have joined the PTA at Mason’s school. Okay, last year I was involved in a few of the popcorn days but this year I plan to do more! & School – it’s going really good for Mason, his behavior is really improving and throwing less fits. he needed more of a challenge. parent night was the other day and it sounds like he has a really good teacher and they will learn a lot. i love looking in his backpack and finding papers ;) he has music class twice a week and loves it, all he wants to play now is the “drums”!

(since i can’t leave you without a picture video, here is the drum set he set up for himself lol)

First Day of Kindergarten

I dropped my baby off at kindergarten this morning. He will be at school a total of 7 hours a day, the hardest part is wondering if he needs any help with lunch or if he will get lost and get on the wrong bus. That’s why it’s very important to teach your child independence before they start school because you won’t be able to hold their hand every second. The day has passed by fairly quickly, and it’s almost time to meet him at the bus stop :) He did very well at drop off, went straight to playing didn’t care when we left. He just couldn’t wait to ride the bus and eat lunch at school!

I probably over packed his lunch, I just didn’t know how hungry he was going to be. We are allowing him to buy lunch once a week, but honestly our school districts lunches are pretty healthy. I can’t wait to look at all his first day paperwork and here about his day :)