Monday, March 10, 2008

The Crashing Quick Boys

Between birthday celebrations and holiday celebrations, the boys decided to test Mommy's panic-taming tactics. Mommy doesn't do all that well with blood - especially when it's coming from one of her babies! Cody walked into the kitchen crying, and said that he crashed into Dustin. Mommy saw the blood on his finger. So Mommy acted all brave, saying "It's alright, Cody, we'll get it cleaned right up, and it will be all better." So the two of us walked to the bathroom and started cleaning the blood off of that little finger. As Mommy looked up to check on her boy's panic mode, she saw the gash in his head, just oozing out blood! Okay, *starting to panic now!* Mommy tried to take a deep breath, grabbed a couple more washrags, and started to clean up Cody's head. Then from the other room, Dustin started crying. Delayed reaction, I guess. Ali tried to help him since Mommy was cleaning up blood, but Dustin wanted nothing to do with anybody but Mommy. He came into the bathroom where Mommy was helping with Cody's bloody mess. Mommy looked over at her little guy, and looked into the face of her baby, mouth also oozing out blood. We are now past *starting to panic!* Mommy couldn't fight the tears now. She made a quick phone call for some reinforcement against all the blood. Keep in mind, there were three other children here besides the boys. So Virginia (the reinforcements) stayed at the house with Ali and the other two kids, while Mommy took Cody and Dustin up to Janet, our nurse-practioner here in town. Janet checked them out, cleaned them up, and told us what to watch for, and how to take care of the injuries. She knows Mommy's feelings on blood. So she was so kind as to remind me that I have two little boys and a very active growing girl, and that as they get bigger, the blood gets bigger. OH JOY!! I'm sure looking forward to that! NOT!! So Cody had a very tender head for a week or two, and Dustin visited the dentist two days after the accident. They did x-rays, and checked his mouth good. The collision caused his front teeth to be shoved back up into his gums. They said they are considering it "dental trauma" and told me symptoms to watch for that would mean the nerve is dying. Thankfully, his permanent teeth were still far enough up in his mouth, that the impact did not cause any damage to them. However, he will most likely lose his two front teeth early, quite possibly even in the next year. Then, he will just wait for his permanent front teeth to come in. So he may be asking for his two front teeth for a few Christmases. At this point, Cody still hasn't lost his front teeth. These pictures were taken the day after the collision.

As of now, Cody's head is healed up, and Dustin's mouth appears to be perfectly normal. So it's now just a waiting game on those two front teeth.

Oh the joys of active little boys!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

those boys are going to be walking cuts and bruises!!!!! Poor things.