Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Beware- lots of mentions of blood below
We had our first really bloody injury this weekend. I will spare you pictures. It was lovely. We were at church and James was dancing around sunday school when he fell and hit his face on a chair. And for those of you who are familiar with facial injuries, they like to bleed! We think he split the little piece of tissue that connects your lip to your gums. He doesn't really let us look at it, so its hard to tell where the injury really is, but that's our best guess, its definitely his gums above his front teeth. He still has a bit of a fat lip, but luckily the bleeding only lasted 5 hours or so...and no i'm not kidding. It would clot up for a few minutes here and there, but as soon as he would eat or chew on a toy as toddlers do, or bump against something we would have a fresh crop of blood. We followed him around with a wash cloth trying to minimize the bloody damage. We bathed him when we got home from church cause he was covered and Beth kept asking if I "got all the bleed off." It was basically nasty. Luckily he was acting totally fine, other than really annoyed that we kept washing his face. I never considered myself all that squeamish, but seeing all that blood coming from my baby was hard!! I felt so bad and I kept wishing there was more I could do for him. I know there are a lot more injuries like this in my future, so I better buck up, but for now I will just be happy we survived and there were no stitches involved. Whew!