The hospital has a handy little card that they give to parents of kids with head injuries – symptoms to look out for in the 24-48 hours after the accident.
This morning, he was fine, but this afternoon, he was complaining of a severe headache, nausea, and sleepiness. three of the symptoms they want you to watch for. He also had a fever.
I rang health direct, who told me to take him back to emergency straight away.
So we spent another 4 hours at Hornsby Hospital casualty, he had a much more thorough neurological assessment, (and a urine test to rule out another bladder infection), and we were sent home. I’m confident that he doesn’t have any brain damage, but possibly concussion combined with a virus which is causing the nausea and fever.
We’re home now, he’s asleep, and I’m looking forward to a good long time before we have to reset the “Days Since Squish has Been in Hospital” counter.
And I got the results for my mid semester exam today, a Distinction, so I am very relieved!
6 thoughts on “Squish goes Splat! Part two…”
bloody hell! What an awful scare! Glad you’re home and he’s sleeping.
And YIPPEEEEEEE on your Distinction!! SO not surprised. xx
poor Squish! I hope he is doing better tonight and that he has a speedy recovery.
Congrats on your distinction, it’s very well deserved! xo
Congratulations on the result!
Poor Inigo, hope he feels better soon. Xx
You poor Nettles – so scary, but I am sending recovery vibes Iggy’s way… Congrats on the distinction Darling… what were you saying on the phone the other day about marks? This is one time I am glad to say Ï told ya so!!! Go you good thing!
Hug Iggy for me
OK, eight posts just showed up in my reader at once. I am glad the head injury was not so serious and hope everyone is well now.
Congratulations on the Distinction!
I finally got notice of your last seven posts on Google Reader today; sorry I am so far behind – I just assumed you hadn’t been posting due to Uni commitments! My comment on Inigo’s head injury wouldn’t make any sense now – but I just read it a couple of minutes ago and assumed it happened today! Of course, I do hope he recovered fully.