November 24, 2008 by Jeremy · Comments Off
Rezhin began having a toothache last night, so I was concerned that the doctors know about it since tooth decay can affect the heart. In conversation while waiting for Rezhin to have her ECG, one of the volunteers mentioned that she had been a dentist before retiring, so I asked her to look at Rezhin’s tooth. It was clear there is a bad cavity there, but Rezhin misunderstood what was happening, and thought this volunteer was about to pull her tooth when she subsequently asked her to get on the examining table for the ECG. She began to cry and did not want to get on the table until we could convince her that this had only to do with her heart and not her tooth. We need to find a good dentist who can take Rezhin quickly and get this tooth out of the way so the new one can come in, and the possibility for infection will be gone. We are hoping to have someone donate their services for this need.
Rezhin had an excellent report from her echocardiogram and will need to come back in one week for her final echo. That means after just one more week she could be on her way home. This news brought a smile to both Rezhin’s and her mother’s faces.