Yesterday we had our first trip to the ER for one of my munchkins. Poor Rylee fell and bit her tongue. While I was sitting on the toilet, Ayden and Rylee were climbing into the dry bathtub, something they've been doing successfully for months now. We tried to stop them from doing this at first, but then once we knew they were actually proficient at climbing in, we just let them because it made it much easier to do our own business on the toilet!
Well, yesterday Rylee slipped and fell in. She didn't even land hard or hit her head on anything. I thought she was just being dramatic about falling, as she sometimes is. And then I saw the blood. Oops! It was hard to get a good look in her mouth to determine how bad it really was, but it looked bad enough to warrant a visit to the aftercare hours at our pediatric clinic.
I took her there because I wanted to avoid an unnecessary trip to the ER if possible, and because it's only a $25 copay. Rylee wasn't very cooperative with letting the doctor look in her mouth, but with me and a nurse, she was finally able to determine that Rylee needed stitches. Unfortunately, we had to go to the ER for that.
Once there, again Rylee wasn't very cooperative at opening her mouth for the doctor, but from what he did see, he wasn't going to do stitches. He said they very rarely do sutures in the mouth.
While I'm very thankful that Rylee didn't have to be sedated and get stitches, I'm pretty frustrated that we got sent to the ER unnecessarily and had to pay a $250 copay there, not to mention the extra 2.5 hours of our time spent.
Today, Rylee has been shockingly in good spirits and acting as if it doesn't bother her at all. She is a tough little cookie. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be handling it near as well! Her tongue actually looks a million times better in this picture than it did even just earlier this morning. She got it pretty good. Poor baby!
|Please ignore my ugly tongue! |
It was the only way I could get Rylee to let me have a good look.
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