My 5 yo had a frenectomy yesterday, along with a front tooth extraction (she fell at 18 months and knocked it; it was causing issues with her perm tooth coming in). Anyway, she is doing well.
They knocked her out, instead of using gas. She was scared as they hooked up the blood pressure monitor and sensors... Started wanting to leave and go home. Doctor gave her a shot to knock her out, especially since she wasn't in a mindset that would allow her IV to go in.
It took 10 minutes. I swear, they walked back to the waiting area, I called my husband to update him, and then they came put to say it was done. They moved her into Recovery and we left 20-30 minutes later.
She had an endless supply of pudding and popsicles yesterday. Had a hodge-podge of yogurt, Campbells soup, rice, and apple sauce for dinner. We got her a bunch of new crafts to do (from Micheal's), made a bed for her in the sofa in front of the TV. She watched a movie yesterday afternoon.
She's a thumb sucker (and no sucking with the stitches). I'm hoping this will break the habit.
The pain med makes her a bit loopy. And it tastes bad. We were told we can switch to OTC pain med after the first day. She doesn't like the taste of her anyibiotic either. I was able to pick up her prescriptions a few days before the procedure so I wouldn't have to waste time at the pharmacy yesterday--which was good because she was clingy yesterday. Back to her regular personality today.
All and all, she's done extremely well! Very proud of her. Of course, I've been on the ball about keeping her on pain medication when 6 hours have lapsed. Woke her up at 1am last night to dose her so it wouldn't wear off while she was sleeping.
Good luck with it!