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I Almost Tossed my Cookies Today

April 23, 2009

As a mom, I have cleaned up countless stinky diapers, puke, pee and other messes made by my lovely children. It takes a lot to make me nauseous. I’m not sure if it was the fact that is was early this morning. Or the anticipation of facing the day without coffee (please, please, please Ms. FedEx lady who delivers to my house brings my K-cups early!)

Or if it was the sheer amount of my child’s blood that I was cleaning up. My dad just retired from 20+ years at the Medical Examiner’s Office, I am really not that squeamish about blood. But this morning when the Big One’s nose seemingly exploded all over her and her bed, I almost lost it.

{Sorry if you are eating breakfast!}

As soon as I turned the water off in the shower, I knew there was a problem. The Big One was screaming hysterically. Annoyed I dried myself as best I could in about 3 second and marched down the hall in nothing but a towel to see what in the world she was freaking out about.

I smelled blood as I opened her door and was perplexed. There is no reason for that much blood. She was screaming, “I have blood in my mouth.” And I was very confused, until I saw that it was pouring from her nose.

“I picked at my nose and now it blooding,” she cried. Not really paying that much attention, I told her to follow me into the bathroom.

Bad idea.

She’s had a couple nose bleeds before, usually she just has some blood on her shirt and that’s the end of it. So I really thought I’d just get her in the bathroom wash her off and start the day.

This was the worst nose bleed ever. I didn’t realize it until I looked at her standing there crying in the bathroom. She looked terrible. Her jammies were covered, her arms and legs were covered and her slippers looked like little red pools. It was really bad.

As soon as I saw the slippers, I knew the walk to the bathroom was a bad idea. I stood her in the tub, rinsed her off and then filled the tub so I could wash her hair. As she chilled in the tub, I went to work on the trail of blood on the carpet.

So again, I ask does anyone else have a recommendation for a steam cleaner? I got a couple responses last time we had a pee trail. Now I really need to start researching them. My birthday is in May remember.

By the way, I’m not sure what caused the nose bleed. She seems fine now. It was obviously, not just that she scratched at her nose until it bled. There was way too much blood for that.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Heather permalink
    April 24, 2009 4:58 am

    I got nosebleeds like that a lot when I was little. I also bruised a lot. Nobody put two and two together until I was 18, I lack proper platelet counts. See if her ped will do a CBC at her next check up.

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