my baby

February 25, 2013


my babyGlow’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. Β 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!!!

41 comments on “my baby”

  • Oh Rubyellen!! I’m so sorry this happened to you all, so glad she’s ok but oh the scare factor, you must have been terrified! hang in there Mama! thinking healing thoughts and hoping for less acrobatics in the future πŸ™‚

  • kristin says:

    Ack!! Poor little gal, and poor mama and dad too! Good thing tongues heal so quickly and show no scars…I’m sure she’ll be up and at ’em in no time.

  • silvy says:

    poor baby!! hope she wil be ok soon!! sending love, silvy

  • Rima says:

    aww… sending all the get-well-soon vibe to baby gLow! God is really watching over all of you!!

  • Sini says:

    Oh no! Poor little. Sounds quite bad, I would panic too. I hope she doesn’t have any pains and can eat without any troubles. Hugs!

  • Tabitha says:

    aaaah no… Sweet little Glow! I hope she gets well real soon (and her tongue heals good). Trusting God when times are hard is so difficult isn’t it?! Hang in there, God is there with you and Glow and the rest of the family! He will help and will never ever leave you!!

  • thanks god sheΒ΄s fine now. If that would hapened to my child I would have to be sedated too

  • Ingrid says:

    Your heart breaks when there’s something seriously wrong with one of your babies, right! Poor poor Glow. Take care XOX

  • Melissa says:

    poor baby! thanks for sharing. glad she’s ok!

  • Linda L says:

    Poor baby! Hope she fees better soon!

  • cindy says:

    Poor baby! The same thing happened when my daughter was a toddler and she fell off a barstool. Its the scariest! My husband is a dentist and he says the tongue is the fastest healing organ in the body, thank goodness. Hope she feels better soon.

  • ira lee says:

    aww! poor baby! it was a blessing that grandma was there to stay with the other girls! that helped a ton! im so glad she is ok!!!!

  • ahh, I heard a boom and popping sound in my head as I read this. It freaked me out to read the story and I am so so so thankful to hear that she is well. I bit through my tongue when I was 3 but I tripped over my own feet, not fell from a high point and hitting my head. OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!

  • Erika says:

    Oh, sweet baby! This made me tear up; you guys must have been so scared. I would have been. Thank God she’s okay!!

  • Emily says:

    Oh poor Glow! I can understand the worries you have. I don’t do well in situations like that either. Trusting God is all you can do sometimes! Prayers for a quick recovery, sweet girls!

  • Jessica G. says:

    How scary! I’m glad to hear Glow is on the mend.

  • ow! that sounds terrible! glad they managed to get her stitched up!

  • jane says:

    glad to hear she’s doing better!!! πŸ™‚ such a scary situation! i’m waiting for march 1st, too! πŸ˜‰

  • KW says:

    Oh no, poor baby. Accidents happen πŸ™ The older girls must have been super scared as well.. But I’m glad that it was a short ER visit for stitches only. Hope her tongue recovers quickly and that she’s back to being her tough little self soon. Sending lots of love to you and your family!! <3

  • melissa says:

    My daughter did the same thing when she was just 8 months. So scary. She didn’t cut anything, thankfully, but my husband still insisted that we take her to the ER even though I’m an ER nurse and I knew she was OK.
    A big hug for sweet little Glow. Kiddos heal so fast it’s pretty amazing.

  • giulia says:

    feel better, baby!

  • Elaine says:

    Poor thing! She does sound like a tough little girl. Sending little Glow happy thoughts…

  • betsy says:

    Bless her heart (sorry that is a Southern endearment) but that is all I could keep saying while reading. I am glad God is soveriegn and is on the throne!

  • Andria says:

    Oh, yikes. Glad you made it through this! I can totally understand why you’d be freaked out.

  • Esther says:

    Oh what a brave girl and I totally feel for the parents. Speedy recovery to Soul and calming of nerves and strength for the parents. Lot from love from our family in New Zealand. XXOO

  • Kiki says:

    Poor little thing! So glad that she’s okay and praying for a quick healing and recovery! πŸ™‚

  • Leslie says:

    Poor baby and poor parents, sounds so stressful. I am glad she is doing well and praying for your family.

  • Sunray says:

    Oh my…poor baby! I hope she feels better soon!

  • Crystal says:

    Glad to hear she’s doing well. Poor baby…

  • Laura says:

    Hugs for little Glow!! Wishing her a fast recovery! : )

  • misha lulu says:

    I am so happy that she is doing good. We were so scared and prayed for her fast healing!

  • Tanya says:

    I had an experience like that recently, only we didn’t have to go to the hospital, but I know exactly how that feels when one of your babies gets hurt and you have no idea how to fix it. I’m glad Glow was okay in the end.

  • Heather says:

    Oh no wish I could’ve been there to take care of her what a trooper!

  • Christine says:

    I’m so sorry you all had to endure that. admire your faith, what a great testimony for this nervous mother of two.

  • Karis says:

    So scary! We also went on our first and hopefully only ambulance ride with our 14 mo old this weekend. So frightening and I am an ICU nurse. Our precious babies are such gifts. Hang in there mama, you take such wonderful care of your girls. Know that God is good, children are amazingly resilient and tongues heal quickly. You and yours are in my prayers!

  • Ping says:

    As I was holding my breath as I was reading your post. I’m so glad to hear that Glow is doing well. I would have been paranoid too. Yes, our Savior is sovereign. Have a great day!

  • katrina says:

    Goodness!! Scary. And I can’t IMAGINE trying to hold one of the boys down while they had their tongue stitched. No way! They both had blood drawn at the lab monday, and that was traumatizing enough. Big hugs to you and Glow baby, xo!

  • Bethany says:

    Oh my gosh Ruby!!! I feel so badly for you and for Glow. I can’t imagine. I hope she is doing okay right now. Poor baby. We had to take Nathaniel for stitches in his forehead when he was a toddler after he tripped and fell against a bed frame. They put him in a straight jacket and I had to hold him down!! I was traumatized too! It was good that they sedated her. Now that I know homeopathy, I would have given him Aconite for the shock and Arnica for the bump. And probably something for myself too! You deserve a quiet spring!

  • khanh says:

    so thankful that Ben, Grandma & you were right there. such scary experience. bless sweet Glow and her Papa, Mama. one good thing is that she is so young, she won’t remember a thing when she’s older. have a sweet & easy weekend Ruby.

  • Laura says:

    Oh my gosh! When I was her age, on mothersday, I did the same. I rocked in my highchair and banged my head against an old chinese cabinet. I had to get stiches on the back of my head (it’s a 2 inch scar now). I can remeber most of it, even if I was that little. I wish the best for her.

  • Meg T says:

    How scary. Glad to see all is well, now. Get better, Glowl!!

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