Sierra's surgery went great. Turns out she had a big ole cavity (and a couple smaller ones starting) not because of bad dental hygiene, but because for some reason her enamel didn't form correctly on her molars. The outside enamel was fine, but underneath the outer layer, it was just super soft, allowing a cavity to set in and grow super quickly. (huge sigh of relief for me that it wasn't MY fault!) Bad news is that the big one required a "baby root canal." So, she ended up with a root canal, a couple of small fillings and the rest of her molars were sealed.
The told me to expect her to sleep for a few hours and not want to eat for the rest of the day. Sierra? Not so much. She was pretty incoherent when we left the office, but once the sedation wore off, she immediately started complaining that she was hungry and thirsty. So I called and they said we could feed her. Now that she's eaten, it's like nothing has happened. Kids are crazy resilient. :-)
Thanks so much for the prayers - please pray that the rest of her pain is minimal as her body continues to recover!