Sunday, March 06, 2011
Okay, How many times do we parents say... "stop that or you will get hurt?" And how many times do they actually listen????
Well, the little one was "spinning" (like break dancing) on the hard wood floor last night when I uttered those infamous words. She promptly lost her balance and hit the floor with her chin. At first I thought she had busted her lip with the way she was crying. But, I pulled her into my lap to find a perfect arch about an inch long busted wide open all the way down the the bone. Yep! Good thing I can take that kind of sight. It didn't bleed much at all. I pinched it together until my DH could get a gauge and some medical tape. I pulled it tight and headed off to the hospital. Thankfully, they could glue it back together instead of using stitches.
This is the second time she's fallen and busted open something that bad. Last time it was her upper lip that she pulled away from the gumline. That took three stitches. Hopefully if it happens again, it will be when the doctor is in his office. The ER visit was a $75 co-pay and who knows how much more when we get the bill.