Last night Samuel fell with his toothbrush in his mouth.
As soon as I saw him laying on the floor, with the toothbrush in his mouth, I knew it wouldn't be good. Then, we took him in the bathroom and I saw the blood and I started freaking out. And, Judah started freaking out, too. And, Eric told me to pull myself together.
Every night Eric reads allt he boys their Bible story. Then, he gets their toothbrushes ready, hands them to them, and they bring them out to the living room where I help them brush. Judah and Samuel will usually only let me help them.
So, I was brushing Judah's teeth when The Fall happened. We got out the flashlight and could see a hole that the toothbrush created. We tried giving him a popsicle, but he wanted to go in his bed and sleep.
So, at 8:30, after he had fallen asleep I called the emergency line at the doctor's office. The doctor on call said not to wake him up.
At 9:00 he woke up on his own screaming and crying. I brought him into my bed, he fell asleep in my arms, and then I put him back in his bed. He woke up again around 10. I gave him Motrin and put him back in his bed. At 12:30 when he woke up I brought him in my bed and called the emergency line. This time I had to wait until 1:30am for a nurse from pediatrics at the hospital to call me back.
The nurse was so sweet, but I had no clue what she was talking about. She kept saying, "don't give him xyz amount of mg of tylenol and, hold on, let me get my calculator.....don't let him have, xyz mg of motrin in a 24 hour period, and hold on, let me ask my colleague....." The main thing I got from the call was that someone is available to talk to in the middle of the night when you feel all alone, nervous, and your husband is asleep in the living room.
So, after several more crying while waking episodes, and another dose of motrin at 4am we made is to this morning. I called the doctor and he had us come in.
He said it looked bad. I'm really glad I took him in! Poor Sammy Whammy is on antibiotics so he doesn't get an infection and they , also, gave us tylenol with codeine for pain (which, I really don't want to give him and probably won't. The motrin seems to be doing fine.)
He enjoyed his ice cream for lunch, smoothie for dinner, and icee for an evening snack. And, I'm enjoying that my boy is back to his happy, talkative self. Seeing him crying and upset all night and morning was not fun- not fun at all!