This kid falls an average of 26.2 time a day. (Why I came up with that number, I couldn’t tell you. I do know that it DOES happen to be the amount of miles in a marathon but why I can’t use another number, I don’t know – this is the one my head keeps spitting out)
but he falls. A LOT. and a typical fall goes like this.
Silent mouth open scream….
Breath, Baby Breath
all the while I am checking for blood.
no blood? ok good.
“oh baby, mommy’s sorry….oh baby that hurts”
then he squirms to get down because he has important stuff to do.
like, for example, to go RIGHT back to where he was when he fell.
certainly he can conquer it now.
The fall the other night was a little bit different. Or perhaps I should say, a little bite different. or maybe I should say, a BIG bite different.
THERE. WAS. BLOOD.
panic mode….what is bleeding? can you see it?
he bit his tongue. but it wasn’t the mommy comforts me for a minute and I am ok… It was a panic moment kinda deal. the one where you freak out and post on facebook because surely this has happened to a million people and ALL of them are going to tell you the SAME thing so you can follow their advice, right? right.
Luckily we are the kind of peeps that have this person…. My husband says it is good to know three kinds of people. an accountant, a lawyer and a doctor…. Well our person… she technically isn’t a doctor but we trust her more than one. and she makes HOUSE calls. oh and this one takes payment if the form of LETTING her have the kids
she came right over and we all determined that he would be fine and put him to bed. poor baby
all is well….for an hour when he woke up SCREAMING. I went in is room and was unable to console him so I thought I better take a look at his *broken* tongue.
yeah. off to the hospital.
I thought a piece of it was going to fall off.
but it didn’t
and there was nothing they can do
except give pain meds and a rx for a soothing mouthwash…
and I will tell you that if your kid ever bites through his tongue. To leave it be. He will be fine. It WILL heal on it’s own. But when you SEE it…like that? You will rush him in too.
got some training in my mommy marathon