Dear Changes In The Wind -
We have both claimed victory! First of all I had to gently (?) remind the dental office that he was to have his Jenny. Finally we got Jenny and she took us to a private room and closed the door.
She said she'd try to do it without nitrate - that lasted about three whole minutes. Even the nitrate didn't help all that much, but it did take the edge off - poor guy just has such an aversion to things in his mouth, but I helped hold his mouth open (after he bit her by accident- she tried to put some instrument in his mouth to hold it open, but his tongue kept kicking it out, I held his hand, and put pressure on his legs (that's what sensory kids need) and an hour later - 4 sealants were in place! Part of sensory (this is why learning to swim is such a victory - which he has after year round swimming for years) is because these kids can't get the rhythm of breathing though their mouth when their nose is closed - their stomach muscles are weak.
More than you want to know about sensory - but if someone else is out there with the same issues and reads this Blog - know there is hope. He's come a long way and is in a regular first grade and doing GREAT. Just some kinks to work out and who doesn't have any kinks to work out?
So we claimed victory today. My daughter owes me dinner tonight. I do feel stronger and I hope my little guy does too. Thanks for caring.