Hi everyone - My 17 mo DS has what looks like a nasty bruise on the outer edge of the top of his ear. I don't remember him ever getting hurt there, nor do his daycare providers, though it's certainly possible that he banged it without us realizing at the time. However, it's been the same for at least 5 days and isn't changing at all. It's not huge, probably 1/2 inch around and irregular in shape, but it is quite dark purple. Lighter at the edges but no green the way bruises usually get when they're a few days old. It's not fading.
I wouldn't really think much of it except I remember a post here (or in Life With a Babe) a while back with photos of a baby's ears who were both exactly like this I think. If I recall correctly, mama was sure her baby wasn't injured. I didn't follow the thread so I don't know what the end result was and of course I can't find it now.
Could this be anything other than an ordinary bruise?
Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.