Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Busted Lip

A few weeks ago, Stone was standing on Doug's stomach and jumping off.  Well, at one point, he slipped off and hit his mouth on the couch.  Makes me shudder just thinking about it... I immediately scooped him up and looked at his mouth.  There wasn't much blood, but I could instantly tell that his front tooth had been knocked back a little bit.  I called the after hours nurse at our pediatrician, and she said just to give him some ibuprofen, lots of popsicles, and smoothies.  What kid doesn't love that treatment??  Well, he went to bed with his mouth looking just fine, and at 1:00 AM when he woke up hurting, his top lip was HUGE!!  So we gave him some more medicine and a popsicle.

Over the next several days, when he would get upset, he would tell us that a popsicle would make him feel better...working the system, YES definitely.  

These pictures don't really do it justice.  It took a few days, the swelling went down, and he was back to normal. His tooth surprisingly has already started to move back into place.  It was definitely scary when it first happened.   

1 comment:

Donnell Days said...

I LOVE that he says a popsicle will make things better now! Hilarious!!