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Head injury review? Help me out?

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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My kids were screwing around and my ten year old son fell hard on the pointy edge of my Mom's tv stand. He bonked the side of his head really hard. It was so loud people across the house came running to check on him. 

He screamed and cried for a long time. No blood. 

So, refresh my memory on what we do or look for when our kids hit their melons. It 's been years. You keep them awake for awhile, right?

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Make sure they arent all of the sudden tired.

Keep an eye out for memory loss. Slurred speach.. ummm uugghh


god I suck

sadiebug1228
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Keep him awake. If he suddenly gets really tired take him to the er or if he starts getting dizzy or light headed
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D.O.E.
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM

see if his eyes can follow your fingers, see if he can walk a straight line, feel for a bump, ect

brendens_mommy
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM

check his pupils, watch for odd behaviors and sleepyness

Ice for the swelling. 

call an advice nurse (most hospitals have one)

and probably a trip to the ER just to be safe

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM
What they said
vamaria
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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Check that his pupils are equal and reactive. Keep him awake for at least an hour. If nausea or confusion set in, go to the ER. Good luck, momma!

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Plus vomiting after hitting your head is a sign to go in
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reesesami
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Everything everyone else is saying but you can also check for memory loss. Ask him what day of the week it is, what he ate for breakfast, etc.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM

What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion in children?

Right after the injury, your child may seem dazed, lose consciousness, or have a seizure. Symptoms may occur right away or even days or weeks after the concussion. Symptoms of a concussion may be hard to notice. Some children may act fine, even if they are not okay. Ask your child if he has any symptoms. Tell your child's teachers, coaches, or daycare providers about the injury and the symptoms to watch for. Watch your child more closely for a few weeks after his injury for these signs and symptoms:

  • Mild to moderate headache

  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or loss of balance

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Change in mood (restless, sad, or irritable)

  • Trouble thinking, remembering things, or concentrating

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Short-term loss of newly learned skills, such as toilet training

  • Changes in sleeping pattern
PepperWillow
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Thanks you all. I think I pretty much wanted reassurance you all wouldn't say rush him to the ER. I didn't think he needs go but wanted to kinda gauge what other experienced Moms might do.

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