Children with autism who have sensory processing disorder, such as Trenton, have extreme difficulties with oral health care. A simple tooth brush going across their teeth can feel like a sharp knife cutting their teeth. Therefore, it makes me sick to my stomach just thinking what it must have felt like having a loud drill going into his tooth. When it was all done, the dentist said, "Next time I think we should talk about putting him to sleep." Mommy said, "I totally agree. I can't do that again and I am not putting him through that again."
Trenton and Mommy both walked out in tears. We both were traumatize for the rest of the day. I still can't get that moment out of my head.
Andrew and Nana came along for the ride. Andrew enjoyed playing in the dental office with Trenton before the rest of the day went downhill.
A few other pictures from the past few days.
Andrew still loves to line up toys.
The boys had ice cream.
Andrew took a nap while out and about with Mommy, Nana, and Trenton. It was a very short nap.
This is the tiny little scratch that sent Andrew over the edge the other day. He is getting just like Trenton where he can't tolerate foreign things on his skin....MY POOR BOYS!