Good news to share on Ryan's tongue and mouth: "All looks good," as Dr. Ord articulated in Ryan's appointment with him yesterday.
These appointments never get easier, however, even though you may think they "should." It was the first time I have been shut out of one of Ryan's "important" doctor visits, though I was parked outside the building and sat in the car waiting for the assessment. I perfectly understand why, and I am Okay with the hospital recommendations on who goes into the buildings for the appointments. At 26, he had to go in by himself, and gratefully, is well capable of handling the entire appointment.
Ryan then knew instinctively that I/we would want to somehow be involved in the appointment and offered to FaceTime us from the dental chair. He did not disappoint and is one wise kid, parlaying our angst with using available technology like everyone else is using today.
Blessings all around!