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Toddler broken nose Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
2nd Jul '12

Okay, I am not sure if her nose is broken but it is crooked and swollen, seems to be a slight bluish purple in a few spots. My daughter already mouth breathes because she has some undiagnosed medical problems (at least I think but haven't seen the doctor about it yet). She fells asleep almost instantly after the fall.



We were at the playground and she fell off of one of those climbing gyms (the metal ones) and hit her nose and mouth and busted her lip. She has a hearing loss and balance problems. I had been yelling at her right before it happened to get down but she didn't hear me.



Should I be worried and take her to the ER?
I don't have ice here so ice packs are out of the question and my husband is still at work. We only have one vehicle so I'm having to wait because I doubt an ambulance would let my 5 year old ride to the hospital with me. I am so worried! :(

Tikaytasha 17 kids; New York 11503 posts
2nd Jul '12

she may have broken it. when my daughter got bit by a dog and no one was home we rode in the ambulance together then SO picked us up from the hospital since he was at work. Good luck & hope everything turns out okay!

Satan 5 kids; Satans Kingdom, Vermont 114758 posts
2nd Jul '12

Uhm.
Well....yeah. take her to the ER.
She could have a cracked upper jaw..and if her nose is broken and heals wrong it'll have to be re-broken to be set..



I'd go ahead and take her.

user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
2nd Jul '12

Because she already has medical issues, I would take her in just to be safe.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45011 posts
2nd Jul '12

Call an ambulance. She should have been in he ER right after it happened.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
2nd Jul '12

yes... if it looks 'off' then she may need it to be readjusted. better be safe than sorry

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21; 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
2nd Jul '12

Take her. And you shouldn't let her sleep if she hit that hard she could have a concussion.

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
2nd Jul '12

what I am wondering is can her nose be broken even if the bleeding stopped?

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10325 posts
2nd Jul '12

ER
ughh i felt that reading it :( ouch

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
2nd Jul '12
Quoting Little Bit's Momma:" Take her. And you shouldn't let her sleep if she hit that hard she could have a concussion."


I already know this but I can't wake her up. I tried.

user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
2nd Jul '12
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" I already know this but I can't wake her up. I tried."


dude, call 911. your kid could have a severe head injury.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45011 posts
2nd Jul '12
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" what I am wondering is can her nose be broken even if the bleeding stopped?"


Yes....it can still be broken.



If you can't wake her up, call an ambulance immediately.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10774 posts
2nd Jul '12

I'd definitely take her. Can you get a neighbor/friend to watch the 5 year old?



On the undiagnosed thing, have her tonsils and adenoids checked out. I had to get those all removed plus bone sawed out before I could breathe through my mouth without passing out. It made any upper respiratory infection pure hell.

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
2nd Jul '12

Okay thanks. I am calling them now.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
2nd Jul '12
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" I already know this but I can't wake her up. I tried."


You literally can't wake her?



Call an ambulance. Now.