It all started Friday morning. Ethan was sitting on the dining room chair, working on a fun puzzle he’s currently obsessed with. I was chatting on the phone and unloading the dishwasher in the kitchen when I heard a BAM, Whack, and nothing. No instant scream, I turned the corner to see Ethan taking one of those deep breathes before the loudest scream ever comes out. As soon as he let out the scream and I had picked him up, I realized this was NOT ok. I hung up the phone and ran him to the sink. Blood was pouring out and then I noticed his poor teeth were THROUGH his lip. I pulled his lip up to get his teeth unstuck (*gag) and grabbed some towels. I tried calling a neighbor since I knew we needed to go somewhere since his teeth went all the way through and thought someone might need to drive us while I held his lip.
It seemed like forever but Conor got home (he has been getting home at 9:15am all week) and was able to calm Ethan down so I could at least hear the nurse telling me where to go. We got Ethan loaded into the car, the bleeding had slowed, and I drove to the urgent care. I’m skipping the nasty story involving a peppermint but you can call me if you REALLY want those details, lol! It took 3 nurses and the doctor but they were able to glue (the new stitches) his lip back together. They put him on an antibiotic since the mouth is such a germy place, especially with toddlers! We even made it to work/school only an hour late!
After school, we went to Ethan’s buddy’s house. After a few hours of playing gently, we heading home, happy Ethan hadn’t bumped his face anymore. On the way to the jeep, what happened? Ethan trips over crack in the driveway and busts up his knee! It was awful. Of course, he couldn’t just open a previously existing knee scab, he had to make a huge new gash on the top part of his knee. And, in perfect Ethan style, it was the more dramatic episode ever!
Once he went to bed, I was definitely relieved my baby was safe in his cushioned room. Until 2 (remember Conor was working 8pm-8am when this happened) when Ethan woke me up telling me his lip was bleeding. I sat straight up, assuming his had opened the wound. Nope! The poor kid had chewed his swollen lip open in his sleep. It was awful, I gave him more motrin and rubbed his back til he crashed again. THankfully, when he woke up the swelling was down and a few more more doses of motrin, he was back to his crazy self again!
As if that wasn’t enough blood, Sunday afternoon, Milo and Lucy were playing around when they got snappy. (Pretty typical for them) I didn’t think anything of it until I got up to get Ethan something to drink when I noticed blood EVERYWHERE. I screamed for Conor, who had JUST laid down, who cleaned up the blood while I figured out it was Milo’s back leg gushing blood. Milo’s blood doesn’t clot quickly so I was just praying it would stop without a trip to the vet! Thankfully, applying pressure for several minutes, stopped the blood.
Hopefully no one bleeds in this household for a VERY long time!