Caroline has a fat lip.
It appeared out of nowhere last night; her lip is really quite puffy. Like in a Dr. 90210 was a little heavy handed with the Botox injections, puffy.
The problem is that the origin of this puffy lip is yet to be determined.
No bee sting/bug bite.
She didn’t eat anything out of the ordinary that might cause an allergic reaction.
She looks like she fell or got smacked in the mouth, but claims she didn’t.
How can one develop a fat lip so mysteriously? Perhaps she did bump it and forgot? Heck, I do things like that all the time. I play “guess the origin of the mystery bruise” quite often.
However, Caroline isn’t as clumsy as me and I’m pretty sure she’d remember being bitten by an insect.
My initial thought was that her two front teeth, the ones with the fractured roots, that have been healing so nicely, are infected, but she doesn’t have any tooth pain. Her lip doesn’t even hurt.
I don’t like unsolved mysteries.
I kept Caroline home from school today. Not because of the fat lip, but because she felt a little warm last night and had a restless night of sleep. She wasn’t amused to be staying home, because she’ll be missing her school work, but I assured her that Mrs. Fay would understand. How much longer do I have before she’ll start rejoicing at the thought of missing schoolwork? Her temp when she woke was only 99.1, which is hardly classified as a fever at all, but with the warmth last night, the crazy sleep and the baffling puffy lip, I chose to keep her home.
Mondays are half days, anyway.
Thinking that maybe she was experiencing an allergic reaction, I have Caroline some Benadryl this morning. The puffiness has diffused a little, but it’s still noticeable.
I don’t know.
Caroline doesn’t seem to be bothered by any of this; she’s not in pain and once she got over not being able to do her school work, she’s been happily watching television in her new pool inner tube.
I told Caroline that she’s pretty lucky; some ladies pay big money to have supple, puffy lips like the ones she acquired
Somehow, she didn’t seem all that impressed.