Sunday, March 27, 2011
So Much Blood
I was in tears today. You know why? One minute the Jellybean was happily drinking water out her sippy cup, and the next minute she was on the floor bleeding out of her mouth and nose hollering at the top of her lungs. She slipped on I-don't-know-what and fell on her face with the cup still in her mouth. I started to panic because the paper towel I was trying to clean the blood off with to find the source of it was starting to get rather soaky and it was clear the bleeding hadn't stopped. I couldn't figure out where it was coming from for a good I don't know, maybe 2-3-4-5 minutes. I don't remember. Not long but seemed to last forever and when I did finally find it - in the inner part of her mouth between her top teeth and top lip - I couldn't get it to stop. I paged the pediatrician and he called back within minutes, God Bless him. Instead of the expectant "Bring her into the office - I'll meet you there", I got "keep a piece of gauze or cotton ball between her teeth and lip, make sure to keep pressure on it for 5-6 minutes and it should stop", says he. Ever try it with a baby? No worky so well. I did what I could while Husband held her down. It did stop eventually, but my heart broke into a million pieces watching the blood oozing out of her mouth and her pitiful screaming cries. I think it's still broken.