Last night Grace had a hard seizure. In the process Grace got three cuts inside her mouth and a cut on her chin. The bleeding stopped but the cut didn’t close up. We called the on-call pediatrician and he advised us to go to the ER for stitches since the cut was over a centimeter. (We weren’t sure what the rule was for when someone needs stitches). The ER staff were great, the attending doctor remembered us from our last visit in March, and we weren’t there very long when they said “yes….she’ll need stitches.”
Unfortunately we may see Grace cut and bruise herself more – this is the mixed blessing of Grace being mobile without having her seizures under control. In the picture you can see the stitches under her lip and the bottom lip is a little swollen but she is doing well and it doesn’t seem to really bother her. She is a tough kid. The doctor said that once the stitches come out we should use a little sunscreen where the stitches were every day to help the scar go away. Who knew? You learn a little every day.