Then yesterday about 20 minutes before we were to go to the bus stop, she was running up the stairs. The same stairs that she has run up a million times. Well, this time her foot slipped and she went down. Hard. I was sitting close by and figured out what happened as soon as I heard it. She was crying and I, being the wonderful mom that I am, very calmly told her to come over to me. Well, as soon as she turned to me I saw the mouthful of blood. Great. That got me up! I went over to her and picked her up. We went to the kitchen and grabbed a paper towel. In the mouth it went. I just needed the bleeding to slow down enough so I could see what the damage was. HUGE hole in her lip. Huge. It was about the size of a pencil eraser. Gross! Her teeth had cut through her lower lip almost through to
the facial skin on the outside. It was so deep that you could actually see the teeth imprint and bruise on the OUTSIDE! She also had a rug burn on her chin. Poor thing!
I called the advise nurse, just to make sure that my initial diagnosis was accurate (nothing can be done. We don't stitch the inside of the mouth...). Yep. I must have done this before because I was right! So I kept her home from school and gave her some tylenol. That seemed to help the pain. She is such an amazing sport. She very rarely will complain! Here are some pics. The first one was about an hour after it happened yesterday. Pretty fat lip! The rest are from today. Sorry my camera is so bad. Maybe for Christmas I'll have to get a new one (hint hint Michael!)
And actually today, the outer part that was just bruised yesterday is scabby and crusty so I'm thinking that it did cut through the whole lip. Yuck!!!