Today CootieBoy had his four-year checkup at the pediatrician. There was some confusion when they thought he was six years old, not four. Apparently when Denis filled out the initial intake form two years ago, he accidently wrote 2002 for CB’s year of birth – not the actual 2004. So when CB was two years old, he got his four-year vaccinations. Oops.
Fortunately, they have no ill effects being taken so early. Unfortunately, SC law requires they be administered after his fourth birthday, so he had to have them done again today.
The bulk of the appointment went well – he even had a vision test and scored 20/25 (yay!). He is in the 50th percentile on height, and 75th percentile on weight. His blood pressure was an adorable 105/60 (compared to my average of 120/70). He has grown 5 1/2 inches since his third birthday, and now stands at 40 1/2 inches tall. He was VERY happy to hear that! But the minute he saw the needles for his vaccinations he freaked and had to be pinned down to get the shots in his leg. Blerg.
I took him to school afterwards and headed over to get the rest of my root canal done. Turns out, they only did a partial last week and today was the finish of the actual root canal. I still don’t have the crown, which I thought I was getting today. I have a temporary filling. I have to go back to the dentist to get the crown put on – most likely next week during a lunch hour or something. Fortunately, I didn’t have to drop a dime today on the finished root canal.
Today’s process hurt mainly because I literally had my jaw stretched open for an hour. He put a clamp of some sort in my mouth that forced it open wider than I normally would have it, and when he finally finished an hour later and released the clamp I teared up from the pain in my jaw.
I’m still planning on heading to the movies this afternoon – if only to take my mind off the pain I’m feeling (and believe me – I’m feeling pain right now as the anesthetic wears off). Since I can’t take painkillers it’ll be nice to sit in a dark theater watching a comedy for a couple hours. Even if I can’t have milk duds.
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