I'm telling you Ike is going to kill me one of these days.
Tuesday Ike had his 18 month check up. He got shots and was tested for strep. My throat was sore and I asked if his was red to test it. It said negative. However, Thursday afternoon I got a call saying that it was indeed strep. Nice. I have been on deaths bed for 2-3 days now. I am finally getting a little better. Ike now has meds that he started tonight. He doesn't act sick but he is still on meds. Maybe a blessing in disguise.
So Tuesday evening, I get Ike ready for bed. I gave him some Tylenol since he had shots that day. He knows it's bed time so avoids his room like the plaque. He instead runs to the kitchen and is standing on our sturdy step stool we keep in there for the kids. (It's easier to kick out of the way than a chair!) He is playing with a few bowls and cups I have soaking with water. I run down stairs to tell Joe he needs to come up. I come back up and just as I was entering the kitchen Ike slips and falls. He stands up and has blood all around his mouth and dripping bright red blood on the floor and his PJ's. I pick him up, trying to see where the blood is coming from. Did he bite his tongue off? Did he stab himself with something? Are all his teeth still there? All this while I get a washcloth with cold water for him. Finally I see it. He has jabbed his tooth through his lip-- again!! seriously. This time I think it was a different angle, different tooth. I believe his top tooth poked the outside of his bottom lip and went in. Well, since being at the ER less than 2 months ago for the same thing I knew better this time. They said they only stitch if it goes up through the lip (a 'split' lip). Good thing he already had Tylenol. This time it looks like he has a slit then 2 slits on both sides. I could not get a great picture because he insisted I get a picture of his bloody washcloth and shoved that in front of the camera most times. The next day he looked pretty bad. Huge fat lip and the inside cut looked pretty gross. So now that is on antibiotics for strep, I should not have to worry about infection in his lip.
Here is Ike only a few minutes after it happened. Like I said, the picture does it no justice.
3 days ago