Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Injury

So Ada has some really cute footsie PJ's and my parents have some really unforgiving tile in their kitchen. I am sure you can imagine what I am going to talk about next...


Ada was excited about getting some cereal so she was running in the kitchen (full speed) when she turned the corner, and all hell broke loose. Scott heard the smack of her face to the tile in the other room and I not only heard it, I saw it. She started crying right away, and I rushed over to her to once again, to check if she had all of her teeth (I posted about another accident she had during the summer). I couldn't tell if all of her teeth were in tact because of all of the blood gushing out. Luckily, it was just her tongue and not broken/missing teeth. HOWEVER, this was a very gross and painful bite into her tongue. I have never seen a hole so big. Poor thing could hardly eat anything and when nap time came around, she discovered that sucking on her binky was painful so I told her to just hold it in her hand. She sadly said, "Okay mom, I will just hold it cause it hurts my mouth." Maybe this is the time to ween her off of the bink??


Anyway, she is doing much better today and is even eating more, but sucking still hurts. SO no sippy cups or binkies until further notice.


And a side not, today she was in her footsie PJ's again (different one's cause the other one's have blood on them) and I told her no running in the kitchen. Just before we were headed to her room to change...SMACK! I look over and Ada was on the ground crying, only this time, no blood, just a swollen and red cheek. Yeah, I think we will be holding off on the footsie PJ's for a little while.


Watch this video at your own risk...it is quite disgusting!


video

6 comments:

Vivian said...

Yikes! That is the worst/biggest tongue puncture I have ever seen. And there is nothing you can do to make it better (like stitches) but let nature take its course. Poor thing. Although I'll bet she never asks for a tongue piercing - effective aversion therapy.

J Fo said...

Poor kid! That is a MAJOR puncture. Those footies can be lethal.

Amy Lovell said...

Dang, that is quite the puncture. Poor little Ada!

Dr. Mark said...

That's pretty nasty. It's amazing how kids just take it in stride, though. I'd probably walk around the house all day with my tongue hanging out waiting for someone to give me attention.

the emily said...

OH my gosh. That made me gasp. It's huge! I can't believe it's not constantly oozing blood! Yowzer, that poor thing!

(and YES, use this time to wean from the binky! She'll forget about it after a few days! We weaned Isaac off when he had hand-foot-mouth and it worked like a charm because it hurt too bad to suck anyway.)

Lovell Family said...

oh my goodness! ouch! yes, might be a good weening time! I need to get saige off her sippy cups!