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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eleanor's Eye of Sauron (Don't scroll down unless you have a strong constitution.)

*UPDATE!*
No stitches needed! Eleanor woke up today and the "eye" was totally shut. It hasn't opened or bled all day. I love the miraculous healing power of little kids. And yes, I know all this eye terminology is totally gross.

Gory story ahead, and gorier picture. Do not read if you are squeamish and definitely do not scroll down to see the picture unless you have a strong stomach.
I'm warning you!


Poor little Eleanor. She has been teething up a storm lately and as a result she walks around with her tongue sticking out. It's been kind of cute as she looks as if she is concentrating on something all the time. But sadly, today she took a tumble and bit into her tongue. Hard. I thought it wasn't anything much until I saw her mouth full of blood. Thankfully my neighbor Lexie was over and kept a cool head. Her extra pair of hands were heaven too, I don't know how I would've handled it all without her there. Once we got the majority of the bleeding down and a popsicle in her hand we could see that it was a serious gash. Seriously gross. Every time she used her tongue at all it would open the gash and bleed some more. It's about halfway though the depth of her tongue and it looks like an eye. I told you this was gross. If she holds still it stays "shut". But if she moves it a even a little it opens. Ugh. Lexie had heard that they rarely stitch up tongues in children as they would need to put them under or strap them to a board. And they usually heal up on their own in a day or two. Eleanor had calmed down, the bleeding had pretty much stopped and Instacare confirmed what we figured, so I decided to wait and see how she did. Aside from her trying to eat gravel (Seriously! The worst thing she could possibly choose. Heebie-jeebies, shudder, shudder, shudder.) she has been great. I think I will try to take her in tomorrow to see what the doc says and to make sure it's not infected, but otherwise it's just been a blip on the radar. Ok. Picture below, don't say I didn't warn you!
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I warned you! Oh! I told you it was gross! Her tongue has it's own mouth/eye! Ullghhhrhhghrrgh! Seriously folks! Poor Clayton got a good look later this evening and nearly lost his dinner. I asked him if he hadn't seen it earlier, but he said he hadn't quite seen how deep it was. Luckily this picture doesn't quite show that. Blech! P.S. We tricked her with a popsicle stick to try and get a good picture. This wasn't hurting her at all, although she really wanted the popsicle stick. The neighbor kids got nice and grossed out too. Which is always kinda fun.
Sorry folks. And sorry mom and dad. I know seeing her with such an owie and not being able to hug her is truly painful. Again, she is doing great and has been sound asleep for a few hours now. Call me if you need updates.

10 comments:

jen said...

I've heard of moms having eyes in the back of their heads but one in your mouth is just gross! Poor girlie! :(

Beckie said...

Oh wow...that is gross!!! Poor thing!!

Lisa and company said...

poor little girly.
Tyler did that once when he was like three- I didn't see what happened but according to him he "bit a tractor". It closed up within a few days with no issues. Hope Eleanor's does the same.

The Busy Butler Family said...

Youch! Poor baby. Hope she heals up quick!

leigh said...

ouch. poor girl.

Charlotte said...

Oh my #$@*! I will never walk around with my tongue out again. Who knows what could happen.

Grammy Rae said...

It brings on shudders and makes me want to see the cutie in previous pictures. My best goes out to her and to you.

Aubreydoll said...

OUCH!! Poor Eleanor!! I'm so glad she didn't need stitches! (But I have to say that by the time I reached the picture I was expecting the absolute worst, so, thanks to your sufficient warnings, I was able to handle the picture!)

Rylie said...

Poor girl! Oh my goodness! I am glad to hear she is doing better!

The Little Red Pen said...

leave it to you{r child} to have some weird physical ailment that is both horrific and impossible not to look at. I had no idea that when I lost you{r stories of amazing face-picking}, that the gifts of further generations would give back.

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