When Jordan and I got back from our anniversary trip to the beach back in June, I noticed that Hampton had a little bruise on his chin. I mentioned it to my parents, but, honestly, I wasn't that concerned. The kid never sits still, a small bruise on the chin was almost expected! It went away after a few days, and that was that.
Until it came back. Another bruise in the exact same spot. It started really light and then got worse and worse. Then, my mom noticed that there was a very hard bump underneath it. Huh. Now it had my attention. You're probably thinking, "Big deal, he bumped his chin. Calm down, crazy person." Well, the problem with that is that neither of us could come up with a time that he did hit his chin. For something to cause such a bad bruise, he would have cried, right?
So, just to be on the safe side, I called the doctor. Of course, they wanted me to bring him in the check it out (hello easy $40 co-pay). The appointment was quick and easy and the doctor came up with three solutions to what happened:
1. Hematoma-Possible, but not likely. These usually show up around 3 months or younger.
2. Blood clotting disorder- Not likely. He had no other bruises on his entire body.
3. It's a bruise w/ a callus underneath from re-injuring himself-Ding! Ding! Ding!
So, yeah, I took my child to the doctor, paid $40, and walked away feeling like a moron. He had a bruise on his chin. He will survive. :)
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