My 5 year old just fell down the stairs and hit his head. He has a big pump knot on his head. I put an ice pack on it and he seems to be doing better now. I plan on keeping an eye on him to make sure though. His doctor's office is closed and they don't have an answering service or anything. Should I take him to the ER or just keep an eye on him throughout the day? Is there anything else I can do for him? Any signs I should look for? Please no bashing! TIA!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:22 AM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Kids' Health
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OP here- He was fine for the first hour and then he started to vomit and complain of dizziness. I took him to the hospital and they did a Head CT. It came back normal, but told me what to watch for. As far as finding another doctor's office because of being closed on the weekends, well, that is just an inconvenience I will have to deal with. I love his doctor's office. The other doctor's offices do have an answering service but I have had numerous problems from them. Thanks everyone for the advice.
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