my three year old daughter was playing in an indoor playground and she was jumping in a jumper. i couldnt see her from where i was sitting . shame on me. there were only two more kids with parents in the place anyway. when i saw one of the parents holding my daughter and bringing her out, i ran! saw that she has a napkin on her mouth and bleeding all over her face. shes three years old. she was crying. i removed the napkin and saw that she had a bad cut on her upper lip. i took her to the hospital and they said stitches.
they wrapper her in sheets incase she moves. she was quiet, and didnt move one bit. i was making jokes to make her feel better. calling her a sandwiched burrito. then they put a big cloth over her face with a hole on it just to see her mouth. they gave her bunch of shots in the open wound to numb it. she still was being brave. i know it hurt but she is too shy to yell. and she was trying to be a "good girl". three stiches. the last stich was hurting her because while they were putting it through her lips, she kept wining with her mouth shut . for her to that , it means she was in pain but too shy to yell. so they gave her more shots. then it was done and i took her straight to toys r us.
my question is
the doctor asked me if i want to wait for a plastic surgeon to do this because he specializes . if i was worried about scarring. but i had to wait for him for three hours. but it was so small that i didnt . they said she'll heal fine but because its over the lip line, it will be slightly visible. now, i am worried about how to take care of her with this.
i know i will put peroxide on it once in a while to clean it and put neosporin. and some lady suggested scar no more and said its a good product. they also said to keep sunblock on it for a year to minimize scarrine. my daughter sucks her thumb at night too. now its 1am, i have given her motrin . i just checked up on her cause she was whining. her lip is very swollen. when should i be concerned and what should i be looking for ? i have to remove the stitches in five days. i am addign a picture but it says 24 hours to review so i dont know if you all can see it yet, but please come back to check on it.