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#1 of 2 Old 06-29-2012, 11:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm new to this site but came across a thread from back in 2008 'How does a tongue heal?' but it's locked.  I would like to ask those Mom's that responded to that thread about the healing of their children's tongues now that some time has passed.

Yesterday my 2 1/2 yr old fell backwards on a chair and hit her head, in turn bit down on her tongue so hard it bled something awful and was flapping.  She did not bite it completely off but from one side to almost the middle of the tongue.  I called 911, got a ride to hospital in ambulance, doctor's ended up sedating her and stitching it.  She left with no problems and has acted as if nothing happened since.  However this evening my Husband and I noticed the stitches are completely gone (they were dissolving sutures) and her tongue is "flapping" again.  He did take her back to the ER to see what/if they do anything but we called ahead of time and the doctor he spoke to said they probably won't restitch it BC it's been over 24hrs since the accident happened initially. My question basically is for those who have gone through this, has the tongue healed with no problems, how long did it take to heal 100% and were there any speech problems with a gash this big with a tongue that didn't heal properly?? 

Thank you so very much ahead of time for responding!!!!!!

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I've never had to deal with this on my own, but I found this when googling.

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