I could see the shock in her face the instant she opened Ryan’s mouth. Oh no! What’s wrong?!? Egads! Have we been missing something? Did we cause some condition or trauma?
You see, it has been our philosophy, all along, to keep Ryan in top possible physical condition. When he wakes (yes, I will never give up), we want to focus as much as we can on the cognitive recovery and minimize physical impairments.
I was beyond flattered! Dr. Jaju was so complimentary of the oral care (and overall care) Ryan is getting. She looked up and said, with a big smile, “I’m very, very, very impressed! He is extremely well taken care of. He is lucky to have parents like you.” My head immediately inflated. It still is.
She confided that she thought she’d be walking in on all sorts of problems, as is typical. She’s “amazed” at his oral condition. When I asked her for care recommendations, she said “don’t stop what you’re doing”. What a compliment! Did I mention my head is exceptionally large now? I’m strutting around with my chest puffed up…
As Dr. Jaju left, she turned and said “It is my honor and privilege to meet you and Ryan”. Something, I’m proud (and openly bragging) to say, we’ve heard many times before. But, it’s never any less inspiring or appreciated. We’ve had doctors tell us they trust us more than their nurses. We’ve had nurses tell us they trust us more than the doctors (turn around is fair play, as it were). No matter, it’s important for us to know we are doing right by Ryan. And, hey, if I get a little ego-boost out of it, why not? I could use a pat on the back every now and then. Remember, I’m married… it doesn’t happen often.
Upon further thought, she did have a recommendation. Don’t brush so hard around the canines. Done, and done!
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