OMG---I feel like the worst mother EVER. I don't beat my children but you'd think something was up if you saw my oldest son.
At the end of August my 3 yr old was at the park with me and he "jumped" off of the swing---landed funny and ended up fracturing his foot and being in a cast for 2 wks (the cast didn't come for 2 wks after the injury because it took 3 docs that long to figure out that he needed one)--ugh. So all that suffering between there. (I've posted about this before--you may recall)
Then this past Friday he wakes up, goes potty and as I'm cleaning his little potty out he's behind me in the bathrooom and either tried to jump over the stool that was there or tripped--and hit his nose right on the bathtub--- fell to the ground and instantly started shaking/screaming. I could tell right away something was REALLY wrong (not that fake stuff)--and his nose blew up like a balloon and then started gushing blood. I just held him and tried to keep my composure because he was already freaking.
I tried getting him to ice his nose once it stopped bleeding and he refused. I tried every trick in the book. So basically I just let him rest and watch tv and watched him very carefully. My mom even came by to assess it and didn't think it was broken. Either way--from what I read online it said they can't do anything anyways until the swelling goes down in 7-14 days.
So we skipped the doc this time because he was seriously tramatized from the last visit and I figured I'd wait until the morning and see how he was. He was already acting like a monkey again within an hour of this inury. By the next day he was blowing his nose a bit and still acting like a monkey toddler. So I still haven't called the doc.
I feel bad---his nose is very bruised by the bridge area....and swollen. He can somewhat breathe out of it----he's blowing his nose when he needs to---sleeping ok, etc. A part of me seriously was afraid to go to the doc because I know the next time he gets hurt that bad they'd be calling DCFS. I have nothing to hide. They can investigate me all they want. I never touch my children except to hug them and cuddle them. BUT still...... I can't imagine having to explain it all--except that he's a three year old BOY. But I feel like a horrible mom---it's not like any of it could really have been totally prevented---and I can't put him in bubble wrap.
I'm in serious trouble--I have TWO boys. I need to take a picture of my hair without gray now and show it to them in a couple years and say see.......mommy wasn't always gray LOL. OMG my anxiety level has gone up so much the last 6 weeks or so----I just want my little buddy to be in one piece and without injuries. Poor baby.
ETA: Would you call the doc???? LIke a specialist?? I'm not sure what they can even do for it--from what I hear, nothing. Plus it's still pretty swollen--not sure if they can even xray it. Ugh. I hate this part of motherhood.