Glow’s one tough cookie. She was sitting in her high chair and just finished lunch when she decided to kick herself away from the table which plummeted her and the highchair backwards hitting her head on the wall on the way down. Ben was right there in the kitchen and grandmama had just gotten up from the table and when we heard the loud, “Boom!” I ran to find out what happened and there we were, all a bit stressed, my baby crying, and blood.
Ben got her right away and laid her flat, we didn’t want to move her too much because we didn’t know if there was any damage to her sweet head. Thankfully she was awake and alert, but it isn’t an everyday thing so we weren’t exactly sure what to look for or what to do. Ben saw a lot of blood in her mouth and a big cut, but she closed her mouth immediately after her crying and wouldn’t let us look. Better safe than sorry, we called 911. They came and said there doesn’t seem to be any head or spine injury, and then it was off to the ER we went. Glow got her first ambulance ride. I don’t think she cared much for it. Maybe it’s because they didn’t turn on their sirens and went turtle speed (at least to me).
She was the cutest (and best) little ER patient and I’m not biased either. Turns out she cut her tongue completely through that the side was flapping off (so sad and scary!). After trying various ways to stitch it together without her having to be sedated, they ended up having to sedate her. She would yell and flail and not keep her tongue still. Well, could you blame her?!! Didn’t think so. They gave her a sedative that would keep her awake, but out of it, and well, she’s so tough that she even was fighting through that, but thank you Lord it was enough to get the job done. We had to stay a little bit longer because they wanted to make sure she wouldn’t have an adverse reaction to the sedative, but eventually, we went home with a healthy baby with a stitched up tongue.
I was so freaked out. Ben was too. We know God’s sovereign, so though we didn’t know how he would deliver us, we knew he would, and he did. We’re all watching Glow like a hawk now and we don’t want her to fall. I get these crazy notions that tongue stitches pop out, but I’m sure that’s just me being a paranoid mama. I keep making her drink water to clean her mouth to prevent anything giving her an infection. Again, a paranoid mama who constantly needs to work on trusting God.
So, I guess we started this week off with a boom and I can’t wait until Friday when things hopefully calm down a bit for us. March 1st… I’m so ready for you!!!