Conor and Mom had some fun with a couple of selfie shots above while waiting for further processing at the Oromocto Hospital today. In the car picture below Conor multi tasks giving Mom "five" while having fun on the Kindle and waiting for Dad to get the show on the road. It was not as easy as it looks though. We prepared Conor for the experience as best we could in advance letting him know a week in advance and talking about it in detail, including putting a list of stages for the day up on the kitchen wall. As usual the day ends with some Jeopardy fun with Alex Trebek.
Teeth extraction is one of the ways severe autism disputes the irrational notion that autism is "just a different way of thinking" not a disorder. Extractions for most involve a visit to the dentist office. For many with severe autism it requires full sedation in a hospital. Freezing the gums, sticking a needle in Conor's mouth, pulling out teeth, cutting and stitching up gums while Conor is conscious is impossible and would result in serious injury to Conor with considerable risk to the dentist.
These pictures show of the preparation and interaction we did with Conor who is now stretched out comfortably on the couch watching CBC New Brunswick News with Harry Forrestal (in the morning its Terry Seguin). Return to routine is, as always, the base for return to normal for Conor.
2 thumbs up for our buddy Conor who did a great job remaining calm and cooperating with hospital staff today!