NO Sedation Needed!

I’m still gratefully in shock about what happened this morning. MJ had to get a dental filling for one of his teeth. Based on his previous appointments, the dentist suggested that we try to do the filling without sedation. Three years ago, Mj had to be sedated in order to receive almost any dental work. It’s so amazing to see how he has been able to tolerate everything that they need to do one appointment after the other. The dentist opened the office earlier than normal just to make sure that they would have uninterrupted time with Mj. This morning, they did give him “laughing gas” to help relax him a bit and they also had a TV in the ceiling that he was able to watch while they were working on his teeth. He yelled the entire time that they gave him the shot to numb his mouth but after that he was actually OK! There were a few times when it looked like he was going to gag but the dental team quickly adjusted and made him feel totally comfortable. There was even a person dedicated to just holding his hand and cheering him on as they completed the procedure! If you told me three years ago that this could have happened, I honestly would not have believed you. The change over these last few years has been amazing. This just further teaches me not to underestimate MJ or God!

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8 thoughts on “NO Sedation Needed!

  1. Way to go MJ!!! I’m so proud of you!!!! Kuddos to the dental team for their wonderful customer service. I love it how one of the associates was holding his hand!

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  2. Wonderful! Truly amazing! MJ is maturing and I believe that with time he will live a normal independent life. There is nothing impossible for God. I enjoy reading your posts. God bless you my dear. You are a good mom.

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