- Pain medication every 4 hours.
- Antibiotic every 6 hours.
- Use ice pack 30 minutes on, then 10 minutes off, for first 48-72 hours.
- Rinse with warm salt water four times a day.
- Give extra love and tenderness frequently.
Daughter had oral surgery yesterday. They took out nine teeth. Yes, NINE. Four bicuspids, her four wisdom teeth, and one baby tooth holdout. They also had to "upright" her two back lower molars that were impacted from the wisdom teeth. It was quite a day.
She spent most of yesterday in and out of consciousness - sleeping was good, but when she would awaken she would panic, saying things like, "This is not our house!" or "I can't do this! I have things to do!" As the anesthesia wore off, tho, she became more coherent and able to eat some Jello and some chocolate pudding. We watched The Music Man last night and tho she couldn't sing along, I know she was singing in her head. I'm still singing in my head. ("Shipoopi, Shipoopi.....").
This morning she is feeling much better, but her little face is quite swollen. She's having ice cream for breakfast. Little Son is jealous.
So I'll be spending my weekend as Nurse Mommy, a role I embrace. I'm not such a bad nurse. And I have a really good patient.
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