Jonah did AWESOME today. Seriously, we could not have asked him to be any better. We got him out of bed and started dressing change at 6:30, then he ate ten ounces and we hit the road. We hooked up his DVD player in the car, and he was sooooo excited. (Sorry for the low quality... these are cell phone pics).
He slept for the first 45 minutes, woke up and was in the best mood for the rest of the trip. We had to wait for about 20 to 25 minutes at the dentist office, and he just played with all the toys and was a complete angel.
He did cry while the dentist examined his teeth and did a fluoride treatment, but that only took about two minutes, so it was no big deal. And then the nurse brought in a pinwheel, and all was right with the world again. His enamel is still in good shape, but his teeth are smaller than they should be. I don't really know what that means, but I'm not really going to worry about the size of his teeth until they are his permanent ones. We have too many other things to worry about. I was very happy to hear that his enamel was in good shape. Dr. W just said to have fluoride treatments done three times a year with our pediatrician and gave us a soft little cloth to wipe his teeth at night. He said to use a toothpaste with flouride, that it wouldn't matter if he swallowed it if it was just a small amount. They want to see him again in six months.
We went to the car afterwards, and he took five ounces. No fight, but when he was done, he was done. So then we drove over to our dermatologist's office. It's in a little village with offices, shops, restaurants, and a market. We ate at a sit-down restaurant (GASP) there that had outdoor shaded seating. Once again, Jonah was a complete angel. Seriously, he had an awesome day. He played and then when our food came, we put him in a highchair (which he usually hates) and played and actually let us enjoy our lunch.
His dermatology appointment was right at nap time, so I was afraid the wrath was about to reign down upon us, but he was amazing. He was playing with me and laughing out loud in the waiting room. He had the receptionists cracking up, and he got the hiccups. And a laughing out loud, hiccupy kid is pretty adorable, if I do say so myself. Dr. M said he looked great and we were doing everything we should be. He agrees that, if Jonah's biopsies were correct and he is Junctional, he's most likely a Collagen 17 (which would be good... or as good as Junctional can get, I guess). He said his toes aren't bad enough to need anything done at this point, so we're going to watch them and see how they do, now that we're leaving them unwrapped. If we needed a plastic surgeon, we wanted to have it down while he's intubated and sedated for his g-tube surgery. But for now we think he's okay.
We went back to the car, and he ate five more ounces. He slept twenty minutes but woke up when we stopped to say hi to my sister-in-law and Asher and Ainsley. We probably stayed about a half hour and then headed home. He was amazing all the way home. For dinner he shared some of my Panera broccoli cheese soup, ate ten more ounces, and went to bed early. He was super tired. We are too. It's been a very long day.
So anyway, thanks for the prayers. Really, I couldn't have imagined it going any better. We loved our dentist and we've always loved Dr. M. Jonah is well cared for, and life is good. Jonah continues to blow me away day after day after day. He's a CHAMP!