Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mr Bumble at A&E

This morning I was going to go to my baby related hospital appointment and then come home and write up all about the Crafty B's Cupcake Party last night. I have however had a very eventful morning resulting in me now posting a quick update to Mr Bumbles adventures as he joined us in the wonderful world of A&E.

As we were about to leave the house this morning, Baby B decided to take that inevitable tumble from a chair in the kitchen onto the hard tiled floor. At the time we couldn't see the damage but the blood from his mouth told us all we needed to know. This wasn't a graze! I very quickly ran around to our friend and neighbour who was awaiting Baby B's arrival to watch him whilst Hubby B and I went to the hospital, and informed her that actually he would be coming with us. Luckily I didn't have too much blood on me so hopefully I didn't alarm her little one!

By the time we arrived at the hospital, the bleeding had stopped so we ran off to our scheduled appointment by the end of which, his mouth started bleeding again and Daddy rushed him down to get cleaned up. I followed a few minutes behind.

I hasten to add at this point that the hospital had warned us of an outbreak of norovirus and despite numerous announcements asking people to use alcohol rub and wash their hands, I was infuriated to see policemen wondering in and out of A&E ignoring it rather than set an example and I saw not ONE member of staff do so whilst going in and out of rooms/cubicles etc despite seeing children who had been playing in the communal play area. GR.

Having seen a nurse and getting some painkillers, we faced a long wait for the doctor just to get his mouth checked out and make sure we knew what to do in terms of 'care'.
After a very long time, a little 'overwhelmed Mummy' cry and a few tantrums on little'ns part, we saw a doctor to find that no stitches we required (thank god!) but he had to wounds on his lower lip making it very big and swollen and that he has cut his top frenum but it was now lodged between his two top teeth. It should hopefully dislodge itself once the swelling goes down. Meanwhile, we have some painful eating and drinking experiences to be had I think! He is such a brave boy. I'm not sure how we are going to negotiate teeth brushing to keep his mouth germ free but we shall have a go!
Mr Bumble provided some amusement for us both for a short time and you can see him above outside of the paediatrics clinic.

Will post more news soon with some fab pics of last nights 'cupcaking!'

Mrs Crafty B

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