difficult child got herself a doozy! A few weeks ago, she had the first two wisdom teeth removed. Since the teeth had not erupted yet, the dentist had to make an incision...and difficult child had stitches in her gums. (ouch!) Well, difficult child didn't follow the aftercare instructions... And now, the area is swollen, red and painful. difficult child assumes it is infected but finds it strange because "everything healed just fine". So today, we have an emergency appointment at the dentist...not even a specific time, they are just going to try and squeeze her in. husband and I were trying to figure out how we were going to handle the dentist and still get everyone where they need to be without missing too much time from work. We discussed the fact that difficult child might be "in-and-out" at the dentist....or they might have to drain the infection, which could take a while. So we were trying to come up with different scenarios in case the appointment takes a long time. difficult child, of course, thinks we are being completely ridiculous. After all, it's "just a mouth infection" and "really no big deal"... I tried to tell her this IS a big deal....and in her most withering, condescending tone (the one that only teenaged girls can muster) she declared "They don't drain mouth infections!" So, I guess I'm an idiot. We'll see what the dentist says. Wish us luck!