Wilford hall, thats the Air Force hospital.
That’s really sad. But it does bring up a question in my mind - why is a toddler getting dental procedures? I’ve never heard of that. I thought they still had baby teeth...??? Somebody fill me in.....
This MIGHT become a larger issue with adults. My fiancee’s late ex-husband was a big time pain pill junky. Apparently there were numerous times where he would go in for surgery and the normal dosage of anesthetic didn’t work to keep him down. He actually woke up in the middle of a procedure begging for more anesthetic, and when they were bringing him out of it in post-op, he actually fought to stay under “for the high.”
For those of us under a rock, apparently the recreational use of pain medication is a burgeoning industry with meds like Vicodin and Percocet fetching anywhere from $50 - $200 A PILL on the streets.
My own brother, three years my junior, is an on-again-off-again pill user, and he’s thrice stolen from our mother for drug money and pawned most of his valuables for a fix. This article may be dealing with a child, but the dumbed down, doped up masses are crying for more fixes with Obama prescribing “a pill for all that ails you!”
Wonder about the accuracy of the report. I doubt an anesthesiologist would use morphine for the procedure when there are far better drugs to use for pain and sedation in a kid like Fentanyl and Propafol, both of which have far quicker onset and shorter duration then morphine.
22 months old? Decaying tooth? WTF? None of this makes sense...the tooth was probably in his mouth for what? 5 months? 8 months? SURGERY?!?!?
LAWSUIT....BIG BIG BIG LAWSUIT.
Terrible tragedy but this story does not ring true on soooo many points.
My guess is the boy aspirated on some food or candy given to him as a treat for being so brave.
WTF is a dentist administering MORPHINE to a child? I would think a local and another form of pain relief would be standard.
My babies never had a bottle. They went straight from the breast to sippy cup at six months. No juice, either. My pediatrician said to never give them juice in a bottle and I never did. She was really down on juice, said it was just sugar water, even real fruit juice. I always thought it was healthy, but she convinced me it was evil in a cup. If I didn’t make it, they didn’t drink it. Needless to say they never had tooth problems as babies or children, and they don’t have any cavities now.