Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Sweet Baby Angel


We had quite a scare this weekend. Our little angel, Hurricane, was put to bed on Saturday night and then came downstairs asking for milk. DH & I were selfishly looking forward to a date night with a movie a friend had loaned us. We asked our little Hurricane to go back to bed. As she walked up the stairs, she tripped and fell. We heard a loud cry. Bless her heart. DH reached her first and picked her up. Blood was pouring out of her precious mouth. We realized she had bit her tongue. I tried to look at it, but I wanted to pass out. She had bit it all the way across with multiple lacerations. It would not stop bleeding. Thankfully my dear friend rushed over so that I could ride with DH to the Emergency Clinic.

I was panicked by the time we arrived at the clinic. She was continuing to bleed, and we were all very afraid. It looked horrifying! The nurse brought us a pale pink tongue-colored ice pop for her to put on the tongue. You do not want a color that will mask the injury until the doctor has seen it. I sang songs like "Jesus Loves Me", prayed, and cried. DH kept telling me I needed to be strong for our sweet baby. The doctor finally came in the room. He examined her tongue and assured us she is going to be okay. He explained that she had a moderate wound and that it actually had good placement. We praised God that it was not severe (Trust me, you do not want to see anything more severe than this!). He said that he would not try to put stitches in in since it was not clipped on the side and that it would heal on its own. We thanked the Lord over and over that she is okay! The bleeding finally stopped after 2 ice pops. She came home on a diet of very soft foods only and no salt. Her tongue has healed in amazing ways. Thank you, Lord!

17 comments:

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Oh no!I am glad that she is okay.

The B Family said...

Poor little Hurricane! What a scare! And just amazing that it will heal itself! Thank You, God--we ARE so fearfully and wonderfully made.

A Big Little Life said...

Poor thing! Glad she is okay! Perhaps a little extra pampering for Hurricane is necessary this week! : )

Brie said...

Poor baby, I'm glad she is ok!!!

Just Ask Beth said...

Bless her heart!! Reminds me of the Halloween my oldest came running towards me tripped and hit her forehead on our cement steps..I just knew she was out, but NO she went trick o treating with a big goose egg in her flower pot outfit!!

JMW said...

Poor sweet girl!! Been there and it's the scariest thing in the world. Thank God she's okay and the wound was not as bad as it could have been. Hopefully you didn't gain any gray hairs because of it!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh poor little girl! Im so glad she is ok. Wish you a cozy afternoon,sweetie
Kisses

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh my word that made me gasp to read!! I am so glad she is doing better now. That must have been soooo scary!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Oh, poor Hurricane (and her mama too)! So glad she is ok!

Kyndall said...

So glad she is alright!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh my, poor baby!! Yes, that is always scary, no matter what kind of injury. Lallie takes a little bump and it's like the world ended for me and her! I'm so glad she's okay!

Screen Door Prep said...

Poor baby! What a rough night for all of you! I am so glad that she is healing so well.

bevy said...

Poor thing! Glad everything is ok - and for you too!

kayce hughes said...

So glad everything is OK. We have had our share of dinner parties cut short for a trip to the ER. I am always thankful that we are not the biggest priority there.

Donna said...

As a nurse, -mouth, tongue, head wounds appear usually worse an they are because everything on the head bleeds so badly. Getting it stopped is the trick and cold, pressure and ice usually do the trick. You did the right thing by taking her in...I'd have too. I'm sure you were scarred to death...but all's well that ends well. Hurricaine is such a cute nickname...I bet it's just angel now, huh?

alanna said...

Oh no! I'm glad she is ok!


I'll pray for a quick and healthy recovery!!

EntertainingMom said...

oh so scary and I am so glad that Hurricane is OK!!! Mouth and head wounds are so terrifying because they do tend to bleed so much.