The nurse also told us that her eye would likely be swollen shut this morning, and it was, mostly. The picture on the right is from a few hours after she'd woken up, so her eye had actually deflated a bit. She looks terrible, like a baby boxer after a brutal match, but she seems to feel just fine, and I am so relieved that she didn't hit anywhere near her brain, or directly on her eye, nose or mouth. I am so relieved that she's going to be OK. We are so lucky.
My takeaway from this freak accident is to try to limit her running in the house, which I normally actually encourage because I like her to "get her energy out" and get exercise and be the wild little spirit that she is. She was actually wearing shoes and socks when it happened so I'm not sure how she tripped or slipped. It's just hard to know where to take her to get all of this energy out when it's cold outside, but I think more trips to the science center are in order.
In the meantime, she gets lots of love from mom and dad and any food, cartoon, book, or toy she wants in the world!