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Doctor Visits

Last Friday I took Emily to the Pediatric Dentist to get her cavity filled. She behaved WONDERFULLY!!!!!! I had really been anxious about how the appointment would go. I was completely miserable after they gave her a shot in her mouth because they put a cotton stick in her mouth for her to bite on. The reason I was miserable was because I was afraid she would choke on it. I call it a cotton stick, but I know there is a real name for it. It was about an inch long and about the size of a thick pencil. At first, she just bit down on it and I was not too worried. As her mouth got numb, she began chewing on it like a cow chewing a cud. She was lying flat on her back. I could just see the cotton going down her throat and choking her to death. The nurse told me they give them to kids so that they will not bite their tongue or mouth once it becomes numb. I thought to myself,"what would be better for her to choke or to bite her tongue or mouth?" I asked the nurse if anyone had ever choked on one of those things. She said no, but there was always a first time and she hoped Emily would not be the one. Then she told me that she needed to keep it in her mouth for an hour and a half after we left till the numbness wore off. Lovely.
Long story short........... We made it home with no choking and no bites in her mouth.

This week I took Emily to have her eyes checked. She has been telling us that she could not see very well. She would even wake up at night saying that she was going blind. I did not know whether or not to take it seriously or not. She would say she couldn't see when she didn't want to see. For example, when I was going over the letters of the alphabet with her. She was also VERY interested in the episodes of Little House on the Prairie when Mary went blind and began teaching at the blind school. Those episodes aired in December, about the same time she started telling us she could not see well. She also saw a cousin that is a hero to her that wears glasses at Christmas. Emily began that very day saying that she needed glasses. She would always add,"not sunglasses, real glasses."
This week she asked me if the eye clinic had a mirror so she could look at herself to pick out her glasses. She also asked me if "him have dogs that I can get if I am blind?"

She was good as gold at the eye doctor and passed all the test with flying colors. Eye examines are so advanced these days. They took a picture of her eyes and it showed that she was a little far-sighted, but not enough to need correction.

She cried when we got in the car because she did not get glasses. I told her we would go to Claires this week and get her some glasses. (Fake ones)

Comments

Kasey said…
That's funny!! I remember when I was little all my friends were getting braces and I didn't need them, but I wanted them so bad. I wore a stretch out paper clip around my teeth until my mom found out what I was doing and made me stop. ha....
Tori said…
I get the biggest kick out of your posts! Between the glasses and the monkey shirt, I don't know how you stay sane sometimes! :)
Lauren said…
I remember when I was little wanting glasses so bad and like Kasey above said, when everyone was getting braces I wanted them. Oh I got them alright, 3 times to be exact, haha!!
Green Girl said…
Ok...I have to admit something...
I was named Laura, after Little House (my parents wanted a spunky girl...be careful what you wish for!) so I also grew up watching those episodes.
About 3 years ago (it was right around the Republican convention), I woke up and looked at the tv and could not read the ticker at the bottom of the screen. I also had trouble with my periferal (sp) vision. As a 30 year old woman, I called my mother and said, "I think I am going blind like Mary on Little House on the Prairie!"
It was seriously the first thing I thought of. That was quite a disturbing episode and sticks with you!
It turned out to be an "eye migraine". Happy to say, I have my sight still.
Angie said…
A friend of mine did the same thing. She went to Claires and bought some fakies and her little girl wears them all the time. You know, I bet Brooklynn would love some too!

I just figured out today that on Adsense you can block sensitive headings...I didn't know there was such a thing until my mom called and said there was a Mormom from youtube on my site. I blocked all sensitive heading and hope it doesn't get back on there.
Tara G. said…
What a cutie!
Unknown said…
That's adorable.
Mom3Girls said…
This is the first time I have commented on your blog. I have popped over several times from Kelly's blog and love hearing about your girls; I have 3 myself! Anyway, I loved the story about you getting a voice mail 3 months later from your husband from a few days ago. I'll admit I even laughed. Then today I looked at my phone and had 40 voice mails; I about died! Just delivered to my inbox...dating back to 10/29/10! I guess that's karma for laughing at you; but I do have one question...do you use AT&T?
Kim said…
Before you even mentioned that she watched the LIttle House episode where Mary goes blind I was thinking..."I bet Little House has ruined Emily!" hahahahaha
Lee Ann said…
In elementary school when my best friend got glasses I told my mom I needed them and when she took me to the eye doctor could see well enough to know the difference between the good picture and the bad picture and failed the exam on purpose. I actually got glasses but after a couple of weeks decided they weren't all I thought they would be and stopped wearing them. Now I realize I wasted a lot of my parents money and time. Emily cracks me up!
Everday Edwards said…
That is so adorable that she wants glasses. I can't wait to see what she picks out at Claire's.

Jaimi
I know this sounds so silly but when I was young I too wanted glasses. We had a large walk in closet and I put a pair of sun glasses in the closet, prayed very hard that God would turn my sun glasses into real ones. I would pray and then check and they would still be regular sun glasses so I would pray even harder and check again. I was so disappointed thinking God didn't want to answer may prayer! Now I need reading glasses and hate it!

Bless little Emily's heart! I also love Little House. I just finished Alison (Nelly) Arngrim's book and it was very good. Now I'm reading Melissa Gilbert's.
kim_brough said…
My sister and I used to take turns "being Mary" and lead each other around with our eyes closed.

And I wish they'd had those sticks when I was a kid! After getting a cavity filled when I was about her age, I almost chewed a hole through my lower lip, but couldn't feel it so I didn't know. It hurt for weeks. Well, maybe for a few hours-- you know how time is exaggerated when you're a kid. Either way, I remember it being awful!
Ruth Ann said…
I'm so glad that her eyes are ok! My son was born with several rare eyes disorders and we just found out last week that there is a possibility that he may have glaucoma. We now have to keep going back on a regular basis to keep checking on his eye pressure! Any prayers would be appreciated! I had to laugh when you said you are taking her to Claire's for some fake glasses. I have had Lasik surgery on my eyes so I don't have use for glasses anymore but I have a pair from Claire's because I miss wearing them! lol
Ruth Ann said…
Oh and Kasey...I did the paperclip thing as a little girl too! lol
Jill said…
Laurie, I'm just reading this. Your little girls are hilarious! Just like their Mama! :) I love that she wanted glasses after watching LHOTP. LOL
Unknown said…
My 7 year old son just came home saying he was seeing blurry. After taking to him I realized he was lying because he wanted to wear glasses. I told him they made fake glasses and now he wants some! I thought it was funny that you posted this and then we had almost the exact thing happen to us.
Love your blog! Your girls are the cutest!

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