July 14, 2010

Emergency Room

Call it mothers intuition, I don't know, but every mother knows when something terrible has happened just by the sound of a cry. It's not a "she won't share cry", or an "I stubbed my toe cry", it's a holy crap I am actually really hurt kind of sound and it is something I hope to never hear again. We were just hanging out yesterday when Frank fell and hit his mouth on a chair, jamming all of his top teeth completely up into his gums. I looked over and saw him with his hands up at his mouth covered in blood. When the blood finally slowed enough that I could see into his mouth, I thought his teeth had completely fallen out. We frantically called Josh, who was luckily home in about five minutes, and hopped in the car to get to the ER. The emergency room is ready for this kind of thing, people walking in covered in blood doesn't even phase them (no surprises there really). We are lucky actually because we live pretty close to a really wonderful children's emergency room called Mendy's Place where Frank was treated by Dr. Murphy. Everything went pretty well, he got to wear a really cute hospital gown, have a popsicle, and watch Spongebob while we waited for the bleeding to stop. The prognosis is good. We went to see the dentist today and the x-rays showed that all of his teeth are in tact and are just about 4 mm above his the gums. If all goes as it should, his teeth will come back down in the next couple of months. I can't say enough what a help Jillian was through all of this, she turned the oven off, got Frank's stuff together and kept her cool the whole time. You're a trooper Jill, THANKS! There was only one casualty, see for yourself : ( We'll get back to more ABQ picks tomorrow. Hope all is well! XOXO -Amber


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! How scary! I hope he is okay and those teeth come down alright.

Ma'am and Dadgum said...

The shirt speaks volumes. I'm proud of all of you for your calm in crisis.

The Farm-Marm said...

That is really scary! My nephew had the same thing happen several years ago. He fell (jumped) from the couch hitting his mouth on the end table and had only one of his teeth disappear. It came back down eventually and all is well now! Good luck! And hey maybe oxyclean (or hydrogen peroxide) will fix the gap casualty!