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I am cross positn this in Health and Healing, but trying here, hoping for some feedback -<br><br>
I am very preggers, very swollen and having BH so I am not necessarily the most rational person right now.<br><br>
First - We live about 45 minutes from our doctor.<br><br>
DS was playing,fell and hit the bridge of his nose on the window seal.<br><br>
It immediately swelled up, say the size of 1/2 a marble and is black and blue. He cried alot and hard and sounds a bit congested. He has nursed twice and sounded snuffly when doing so.<br><br>
DH actually tried applying pressure on the bridge area and he did not scream or cry.<br><br>
It has been about a half an hour and he is crying and pulling at it and covering it. It has started just a small amount of bleeding on one side and a small amount of nasal mucous on the other.<br><br>
My husband says there is nothing they can do if it is cracked or brken, especially now with the swelling. The dr says come in.<br><br>
I don't mind taking him in, but I hate to take him for them to say, come back in a few days and let us take a look at it again and send us back home.<br><br>
I would rather he be comfy here and not in the car, the drs office and the car some more.<br><br>
While writing this he has finally fallen asleep.<br><br>
Any suggestions? He won't let me near him for ice. Maybe now that he is asleep I can lightly apply some, I hate to wake him.
 

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We had a very similar situation last September. My DS fell and hit his nose. It bled just a bit and then I did not think much about it. After about a month we took him to an ENT doctor (the pediatrician initially downplayed it and only after I insisted did she give me a referral to a specialist) because his nose was not getting any better and had formed a little bump on the side (in retrospect, I wish I had gone in sooner). He wound up with surgery to drain the bump, which the doctor thought was a build up of blood. The doctor does not think the nose was broke although we never did get x-rays or a cat-scan (either of which probably would have required anethesia given his age), but it took until January to finally look almost normal. I would probably try to ice it and wait a day or two to go to the doctor (I would insist on a referral to a specialist, however). Good luck.
 

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I would take him in if I were in that position. It's true that they can't do a lot for a broken nose. But I'd be concerned that he could have a deviated septum or some other internal injury that doesn't seem to be causing much pain right now, that could cause other problems later if it isn't corrected.
 

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I would take him in. I broke my nose before. If it is broken, they will probably re-check later just to make sure it heal correctly.
 

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Awww, poor little guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I would probably take him in too, just for the reasons others have listed, although generally I'm not that good about that stuff. I like to take a wait and see approach. Maybe call the doctor and let them know, then make an appointment for a few days from now.
 

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I would apply ice and take him straight to the chiropracter. I would also administer homeopathic Arnica.<br><br>
But the biggest thing is to follow your own instincts. If you feel he should go to the doctor, don't hesitate to take him.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s Good luck, I sure hope the poor guy feels better soon. Keep us posted.
 

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I agree w/the majority. I'd take him in. I know you want to be comfy, but so does dc and it sounds like he's not feeling too well. Hope it's a quick recovery! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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