18 Apr 2011 No Comments
I know that once your baby becomes mobile, injuries are bound to happen. I know that Jordan’s going to get a bump or bruise here and there but when it actually happened, I wasn’t prepared for the intensely overwhelming feeling of panic, fear, pain and guilt.
Yesterday, we went to visit his cousins and as soon as Michael put him down, he ran towards the living room completely ignoring a 6″ high step that’s dividing the kitchen and the living room. I tried running after him and stopping him but I was too late. As soon as I picked him up, I saw his mouth and nose bleeding, LOTS and LOTS of blood. We tried to apply an icepack on his lips but he kept pulling away from it so we just gave him a bowl of ice cream. I seriously thought we had to go to the emergency room but thankfully, the bleeding stopped and he settled down fairly quickly. After we all calmed down, my intuition told me to just keep an eye on him but I called his doctor’s after hours hot-line anyways for some reassurance. I was told that there was no reason to take him to the emergency room. Fortunately, there was no need for stitches, just a boo-boo on the swelling upper lip to take care of. Just minutes after the scary incident, he was smiling and running around again.
Unfortunately, the joy of all baby’s greatly anticipated first milestones is matched equally by the dread of their first bumps in the road.