Thursday, February 26, 2009

strike two for Ike

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.

8 comments:

SunflowerMom said...

Ike, you wild man!!! Take it easy on mom!

The Munck Family said...

Have you thought about a helmet?? LOL!

Kristen said...

Ike, Ike, Ike....don't give your Mama heart attacks like that!

But, Mama...how do you get anything done with those kissy lips he has!?!?! I love baby lips!

Kim said...

Ouch!!

Karen said...

First of all, he is absolutely darling! Second, Ouch. Poor guy.

Tracey said...

That poor kid! He has had a hard way to go lately! That has got to hurt.... Hope it heals soon~

aj said...

poor baby - well, poor mama! Ike is definitely keeping you on your toes :) doesn't look like he's too phased by the fall/cut. he has some pretty little lips! hopefully he can keep them that way for years to come! hope that life has been calm for you this week.

Carey said...

Awww, poor guy! You know if they'll also stitch in the mouth if you bite your tongue and hit an artery ... and it won't stop bleeding ... ask me how I know! Ha! Never a dull moment. Hope his lip has healed!