Once in a while I'll come home and tell Em one of the stories from work (with no private information in accordance with HIPPA, of course. I use code names such as E. Benes, or Elaine B.). For example, the story of the Dad who said: "Yeah, he eats lots of fruit. I give him skittles, fruit with a thin candy shell.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
So the story of this week was the mom who reluctantly, yet proudly, told me that the five and a half year old girl had stopped using a bottle a whole 1.5 months ago!!! (She had cavities on about 15 of 20 teeth)*. Then mom brought up the problem of the child not drinking milk anymore because of the bottle having been taken by the Tooth Fairy! Now she'll only drink milk if its with her Cocoa Pebbles! "She's picky" mom adds.
I guess I'm not one to judge since my oldest child would only eat frozen chimichangas from Costco for a year, but then again I am the child's dentist so I can.
*Diagnosis: Severe Early Childhood Caries