Thursday, October 15, 2009

We could use some prayer today!

And so, our string of unfortunate events continues.

As I type this, Ben is working on his fifth Popsicle of the day. Why five Popsicles, you ask? Because he fell earlier, and hit his face on something (most likely the dump truck) and was bleeding heavily from his top lip, his bottom lip, and his nose. Ben does things thoroughly. When I got things cleaned up enough to see the damage, I discovered that on top of the split open bottom lip, he managed to get the inside of his upper lip wedged between his two front teeth.

It's stuck. And it's stuck good.

The doctors are so swamped with flu cases that I was told to try to reduce the swelling and remove it myself, as they would prefer I not need to bring him in. Honestly, the thought of bringing my child into the swine-flu filled doctor's office does not sound like a great choice to me, so I am happy to not have to make the trek.

However, his lip is not budging.

I really think I would be handling this a whole lot better if Drew did not continue on his stretch of waking up every six minutes last night, where at one point I decided to let him cry it out a little because nothing else was working, and successfully had all four kids screaming at the same time at about three am.

I just got off the phone with my dear friend Gordon, who is an EMT, and he instructed me as to the best removal process. But it's going to hurt, and it's going to bleed. Hopefully the five Popsicles will numb it a bit.

Would you pray for us today? I cannot do this on my own strength right now, I need God to lift me up and carry me. And I am so very grateful that I can rely on Him. Cuz I'm kind of a mess.

And now I have to go make my son bleed to remove his lip from his teeth.

When it rains, it pours.


DJan said...

You've got it, Tiff. I'm truly hoping that this goes as well as can be expected. I myself was thinking that maybe some softish rubbery thingy pressing on his lip from the inside towards the outside might help. I am asking for you to be Guided to the best outcome for Ben. And you.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you....and for real. Not that "oh, your in my prayers" kind of crap when they don't really pray for you. Lord I lift Tiff up to you today. Give her strength to get through the day. Give her the wisdom in dealing with Ben and his sore. Lord give her extra encouragement for every minute that she wants to scream, cry, lock herself in a closet or leave the kids by themselves and go to McDonalds and eat 5 cheeseburgers all to herself...give her YOUR strength, your peace and your love. Make her children a little easier to deal with today, let the lip issue resolve itself and God PLEASE give her a decent nights sleep. Amen. Hang in there and PLEASE let me know if there is anything that I can do. Kristen

Betty said...

Lots and Lota of Prayers and good thoughts. Did you think about the walk in clenic? They are very helpful.

TheOldestStudent said...

Poor Benjiben. I'm praying too!

wendy whitlow said...

Hey Tiff,

I just prayed my friend. I'm so sorry things are a little hectic right now. But I know God is not surprised by anything you're experiencing today or any day. He is walking alongside you right now...even when it doesn't feel like it. I asked God for quick healing on Ben's lip/mouth and that He would give you renewed strength to deal with your adorable bunch. Emotional and physical strength.
Please keep us posted on his condition. Please try and make time for rest for you. I wish I lived around you...I'd be there in a heartbeat!
Love ya...

CulyQFun said...

Ohh Tiffany sorry you are having a rough day!!
Praying right now. Let us know how it all works out in the end.

Robbin said...

I read your blog because I enjoy your honesty and reading about your fun filled days. but today does not seem fun :( it breaks my heart to hear about Ben but I'm glad he has a wonderful mommy who may be sleep-deprived but would do anything to help his tears disappear!