Saturday, October 9, 2010

Going to the DENTIST...UGHHHH

Gabriel broke one of his baby teeth at church Weds. night. So Thursday we had to take him into the dentist to try and have it fixed or whatever. We were not looking forward to this at all!! We have tried to take him before and had no luck! So John got up early and started researching online to find a dentist who specialized with children who have Autism and Cerebral Palsy and he found one in Richmond (an hour drive). I will tell you I would drive 2 hours for the love and care and compassion this dentist and her assistant had for Gabriel! It was such a breath of fresh air to not be judged because he didn't want to sit still or because he became upset when it was time to check his teeth. We have been struggling to get him to brush his teeth and when we do he just bites and holds the toothbrush in his mouth and he is so strong, you cannot move it...they were so gracious and did their best job to look in and find what needed to be done... The baby tooth he broke will need to be pulled and he had 2 cavities in the upper back that need to be filled, so we are now waiting for the neurologist to clear him for surgery to have the work done he will have to be put to sleep and because he has severe seizures and takes so much medicine, this is a huge risk. So please pray for wisdom and knowledge and that we would be able to get this work done quickly for him. We are so thankful and praise God for directing us to this amazing dentist!!!
This is Gabe waiting to see the Dentist...he was really so BRAVE..this would not have been possible a few years ago! you understand why he is sitting in the chair..they have cable tv and he was watching Max and

1 comment:

ourjoyfulljourney said...

Yet another example of God's great love and mighty work in Gabriels life! It is So awesome that he would make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience for you guys!
we are praying the rest of the work that needs to be done on his teeth goes smoothly and quickly :)
What God began He WILL complete!