WARNING _ CONTAINS YUCK FACTOR !!
Took DD3 to school with packed lunch and all items necessary for her school field trip to the National Botanical Gardens. Insisted she took a waterproof jacket, much to her disgust.
Obtained fresh Urine sample for GP to send to the lab for DD4`s UTI - I am convinced she has a different infection, as her urine tested +ve for nitrites this morning, as well as 3+ white blood cells, which is not good.Viisted doctor to drop off sample.
Went to the dentists, and DD4 had her huge abscess (which has returned now the original antibiotics have been finished ) drained by the simple expedient of the dentist drilling a hole straight through the tooth, and she sat there and didn`t flinch, despite no anaesthetic. No way I would have done that, I assure you !!
She was much more upset by the vile taste of the pus draing into her mouth......
Shortly after I got her home, and tanked her up on calpol and nurofen, she started to scream. And I mean scream. Very, very, very loudly.
For 90 seconds every 2 and 1/2 minutes.
For three hours.
I phoned the dentist and they saw her ASAP this afternoon, when of course she had stopped screaming twenty minutes before !
The dentist was great, discussed the options with DD4 and I, and the long and short of it was that she basically needed a root canal job, much to my horror.
Thanks to the miracles of local anaesthetic cream, it was done with minimal fuss and hopefully the problem has been fixed. She is happy, cheerful and pain-free without pharmacology :-)
I am frassled, stressed and utterly exhausted, and can`t wait to get to bed !
Heartfelt thanks for all your prayers !