Posted by Dana on August 19, 2003 at 11:00:49:
In Reply to: Bad fall posted by Sue on August 19, 2003 at 10:15:43:
When my son was 7 months old-- he had a bad fall too. I let a friend (8 yr old) pick him up and carry him over to me. But the kid didn't see a toy on the floor and fell over it, knocking my son's head on the cement floor. My son cried a lot-for about 5 minutes straight. He got a very large goose egg on the side of his head. I took him in to the doctor who then took x-rays just in case. He did not have a concussion- just a bad hematomma.
The doctor said that falls will inevitably happen. If the child cries for more than 10 minutes- he/she should be immediately seen for a possible concussion. Also- if his/her eyes are dialated even when in a dark room- take the child immediately to be seen.
I think Lori had good advice when she said to check it with a doctor to make sure.