There is one part of being a Mom I HATE. When little ones get hurt.
Aubrey has learned to pull herself to standing and then “cruise” around holding onto things. Well today, she was doing her typical pull up on the coffee table and stand there. BAM! My poor baby last her footing or something and she went mouth first into the side of the coffee table.
After much much comforting and “shhh baby I know sweetie”, we were able to get her to hold onto a cold washcloth.From what I could see at that time (she was not opening her mouth!) it looked like the inside of her top lip was busted.
I make a phone call into First Nurse who says based on where it’s at, YES, she needs to be seen. So I call her Pediatrician at McFarland Clinic. After being hung up on four times on hold-a nurse finally gets ahold of me. No, she’ll be fine the bleedings stopped and it wont bleed anymore. FINE Whatever.
Twenty minutes later, Aubrey is crawling on the floor and I see blood dribbling down my poor baby’s face. Not going to bleed anymore huh McFarland? Screw calling them back-time to call the Pediatric Dentist.
They have me bring her in right away to check the condition of her teeth. It did not look pretty from what she let me see. The dentist says her teeth appear intact without X-Rays. She has several lacerations on her lips and gums, including one that ran up the entire side of a tooth, and she split the “muscle” between your gum and lip. OWIE! And don’t ask me how but at the dentist, she was smiling for them.
Do you see why I do not want a coffee table in my home? Please please please, if a baby gets an injury to their mouth, take them to be seen. We are still not out of the clear yet and now have to watch to make sure no infection pops up or any tooth discoloration occurs.