Update on LD

Sunday I called Urgent Care to see if he should be seen again (as the section that he bit was now a flap of tongue, which looked worse than Saturday night when it was swollen and bloody). The receptionist from Urgent Care who filters the calls, sent the call to the nurse, who filters again (at least that's my understanding), who then sent the call to the on-call doctor. The on-call doctor then discussed the situation and wasn't entirely sure that he shouldn't be seen, so called the Spectrum Pediatric ER doctor and the doctor that we had seen. Conclusion: he's okay without sutures, without being seen again unless an infection (redness, pain and/or pus) develops, which is VERY unlikely in the mouth.

Today: wakes up crying (in pain) and his tongue has a lot of pus. Before this, he hadn't seemed to be in any pain (remarkably). I decide to call the doctor's office to see if he should be seen. After the nurse decides that he should be seen, we bring him in and the doctor tells us that the white pus is normal and he'll actually have more of it during the healing process. He also said that an oral antibiotic isn't necessary and that we should have a follow-up visit in two weeks because it's likely that he'll need to go to an Ears, Nose and Throat Specialist to have excess tissue removed after the healing process is complete.

Long story short, I'm glad I brought him in (even though throughout the ER and pediatric visits, nothing was actually done), simply because I didn't realize that he may need to see an ENT Specialist in a couple of weeks. It was also nice to get a peace of mind that what we were seeing was normal and not something to be concerned about.

The pictures that I took today are even more graphic than the ones taken on Saturday, so I won't put any of you through that... I just pray that no one else has to go through it!


Aaron, Katie, Kylie & Ava Friday, July 24, 2009 10:30:00 PM  

Oh my gosh, poor little guy! I hope he is doing better.

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)