Here are the BEFORE and AFTER shots from Savannah's Instagram:
It was definitely an eventful day. We got to the dentist's office at 8:00am. They got Savannah right in, and one hour later, after chatting with some lovely moms of other teenage wisdom teeth sufferers, I was called back to the recovery room to check on her. The nurse escorting me said, "She's very upset, but that's totally normal." And I walked in to find an inconsolable heap of Savannah sitting in a recliner, shivering under a blanket.
After today, we're all convinced that oral surgery anesthetics make you turn back into whatever you were at three years old..optimistic, emotional, irrational, joyous, chatty, inquisitive...whatever that three-year-old YOU was, the drugs will find it and conjure it back up.
Savannah has been slightly obsessed with those YouTube videos of people on their way home from wisdom teeth removal. It's disturbing, but compelling to watch full grown toddlers. Here are some of our favorites...
Here is the very short video we got of Savannah...
Do you know what she was like at three years old? She was bossy, stubborn, easily frustrated, and insistent. Hmmm...it was like living 1999 all over again for a little while today.
We barely got ANY video footage of her, though, because we were so worried that she was going to try to walk right out the door, or hurl herself off the couch, or rip the gauze from her mouth. She actually DID do a couple of those things.
For a little while she was irritated at the nurses, irritated that they put an IV in her arm, irritated about how bright the sun was, irritated that she could only drink smoothies, irritated about the gauze, and irritated that she looked like a walrus.
About 30 minutes later, the drugs started to wear off and she calmed down...thankfully! We took the gauze out, she drank part of a strawberry-banana smoothie, and she agreed to settle down with
After school, a few friends came over to cheer her up with ice cream and flowers.
Love these kids so much!
P.S. All pictures and videos were downloaded with gleeful, heartfelt permission from Savannah.