Oral Surgery Becomes a Painful Nightmare for My Son

Oral Surgery Becomes a Painful Nightmare for My Son

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Oral Surgery Becomes a Painful Nightmare for My Son

My son Jonah, 12, had oral surgery on Dec. 22, which involved a simple extraction and some coating on his teeth to make them smoother. For most children, this probably wouldn’t have been a big deal. But for Jonah, who has epidermolysis bullosa (EB), the surgery was disastrous. Jonah had to be intubated, which can be risky, but the anesthesia team did an amazing job. Imagine having to secure electrocardiogram leads, a pulse oximeter, and…

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