Parenthood
Mom goes from worried to hilariously embarrassed after finding 'dark spot' in baby's mouth
Any mother would be worried if they saw something like this...but when she realized what it really was...she was mortified.
Elijah Chan
04.19.22

As parents, it’s terrifying to see skin-level symptoms in our kids.

We always want them to be healthy so the panicked reaction whenever a parent sees something strange on their kids is a very valid reaction.

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But for this American mom, her trip to the doctor ended on a very interesting note. That despite the unusual and hilarious conclusion, it was still news that she was greatly thankful for.

Darian Depreta was playing with her daughter Bella.

As shared in her Facebook post, it was during this moment that she noticed something that set off alarms in her head.

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“So I’m playing with Bella today and notice the roof of her mouth is black.” She began in the caption.

“I try wiping it to see if it would come off, and it didn’t.” she said as she described what she did during the situation. This triggered her mommy instincts as she was afraid that it was some sort of affliction.

Depreta immediately called her family.

“I immediately call Chandler, my mom and best friend in a panic.” She shared in her Facebook post. “I make her a doctor’s appointment that was about 30 minutes from the time I noticed her mouth.”

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Then, when they reached the hospital, they quickly worked on Bella’s case. Doctors and nurse practitioners attended to the baby and the increasingly worried mom.

She, instead, got unsettling news.

“I get to the doctors and the Nurse Practitioner tried to wipe it, and said she had never seen anything like it.” She shared in the post. This prompted her to look for experts as she feared that this might be a rare disease.

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At first, the medical team suggested that it might be a birthmark but Depreta insisted that Bella never had a mark on the underside of her mouth because she cleans it often.

Then, Bella was endorsed to two specialists.

While waiting, the nurse practitioner took another look. But this time, the nurse practitioner “really got in there” and scrape it.

It slipped off from the roof of Bella’s mouth and finally revealed this confounding medical mystery.

It was a piece of cardboard.

The medical anomaly was a piece of cardboard that got stuck on the roof of Bella’s mouth. If it was from some cookie packaging or from a toy, it was not as important at that moment.

Worry became confusion, and confusion turned to realization, and realization turned into an “Oh my god!” moment of utter embarrassment.

Depreta shared that she refused to show her face in that medical office ever.

“I can never show my face in that office again.” She shared in her post “I cried and laughed for a solid 5 minutes straight.”

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In the post, she also recognized the fact that she did the right thing as she could’ve choked on it. It was also better safe than sorry no matter how embarrassing situations can get.

In the end, she also shared that it was a box Bella was teething on while her mom was washing the dishes. She got the cardboard box but was unaware that a piece got into Bella’s mouth.

Talk about an embarrassment-induced relief!

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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