DD complained about her head hurting when we were putting her to bed at 9pm. I told her to go to sleep and if it was there when she woke up, I'd give her Tylenol (she loves them, so she sometimes pretends). She woke up around midnight crying saying her head hurt. I gave her 3 Tylenol melt-aways and finally got her back to sleep. She woke up again around 1am crying saying her head hurt. I held her and rubbed her back until she feel asleep. Then just before 2am, she woke again. I was in her room this time and saw her...she awoke with a start like she woke from a bad dream and then started crying saying her head "really really hurts bad." I finally brought her downstairs and within minutes she vomited. Took her temp and no fever.
Now she's lying on the couch watching Tom and Jerry and when I ask her if her head still hurts, she just looks miserable and shrugs. So she's doing better now it seems.
But when I was holding her in her bedroom and she was crying about how bad her head hurt 2 hours after I gave her Tylenol, I was *this close* to getting dressed and taking her to the ER.
In a case like this...how do you know when to rush to the hospital or when to say "lay back down and sleep it off"...?
Answer by MizLee at 10:39 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
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