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The little girl on valium the first time.
It was a sunny summer day. I had been at the dentist about 2 hrs. longer than I wanted to be, but, couldnt leave now. Im in the waiting room. There are bunnies, bears, lions, and dogs spread all over the place, along with a carrousel horse in the middle. I had just got done learning that it used to move, before I even went to that dentist as a kid. "Cool!" I was totally into that horse as kid. It just didnt move.
So, after a minute, this lady comes in with this 4 year old girl who was VERY well behaved. Just hung out with mom, watching a cartoon. Then, right away, she goes back with her mom. A minute later I over hear "sleepy water" and she will be ready to go back in about 15 to 20 minutes. Well, no one told "Mom" about the small percentage if kids who freak out on Valium. They have a tendancy to become "goofy, crazy, and off the wall". This girl was no exception, Mom just didnt know it yet.
After all of 5 minutes, the little girl looks at her mom and does this tongue sticking out, with a goofy noise and smile that any 5 year old boy would do when he is truly bored. You know, one of those boys that does this EVERY time you ask them a question? YEAH. Only this mom didnt say "oh, quit making the silly faces, it'll get stuck like that", or any of the sayings all parents say. Nope. She got this really concerned look on her face, and asked "Why are you doing that?" This didnt stop the little girl, or do anything besides make her think it was funny to do it again. Nope.
So, the little girl starts really acting up. Flipping all over the room. Making these aweful noises. Funny faces. Telling her Mom "No! You dont talk to adults like that!" at the same time she is doing the drunken, squinty eye point that all obnoxious drunks do. She is also semi-slurring at this point. Mom starts looking around nervously, saying "Im sorry!" repeatedly. Embarrassed was an understatement.
Me, Ive seen it with my own two eyes. I have had kids with tonsils out and whatnot, so I know what to expect. I'm grinning, trying not to though. So, I decide to offer my assistance. "Can I give you some help?"
"She had valium and has never acted like this!"
"They didnt tell you kids can flip when given this?"
"No, is that what this is? She is kinda reminding me of a "special child", you know?" HUGE eyes still. Didnt want to say it for obvious P.C. reasons, but she was right, she was. I couldnt help but giggle at the whole thing. So innocent.
Giggling, "Yeah, it is, and its ok, she is of the norm. Can I help?"
"Please! I've never seen something like this. She reminds me of her dad at the Christmas party!"
This is where my techno geek came out, with a shinning grin on my face. I whipped out my cell phone, asked her what her favorite cartoon is, and youtube is the name of the day. I manage to get her semi still, so she doesnt fall over, the little drunken sailor. She is still off in Neverland, talking like she had been hitting the bottle all day. "MOM! I want one! I can watch MOOBIES!"
"A phone that plays MOOBIES!" With the side of her face beginning to do a little twitch.
"We'll see, just watch your show."
About this time, she almost falls out of the chair (the kid I mean!), and is beginning to talk REALLY...SLOW...
"MAAAAOM, are... we... gonna... go... home..."
Eyes open, no movement, just seeing things. Maybe. No words. Finally peace. Just in time for her to go back.
Relaxed Dentistry my ASS!!