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Handhold please.. ds head injury on school trip...

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Maladicta Wed 20-Feb-19 22:34:58

So ds2 (14) is on a school skiing trip. They went to a pool with flumes tonight and somehow he's banged his head and can't talk properly which is utterly out of character....

School staff have been amazing, he's been taken by ambulance to a regional centre for scans but my lovely boy is hundreds of miles away, going through scary stuff and I can't be with him. He had severe asthma as a child so hospitals aren't a new thing but not in a country where he doesn't know the language and doesn't have one of us with him.

I'm sitting here catching up on Masterchef while we wait for school to update us, trying not to be upset because I'm the one who doesn't do tears...

Anyone have any experience of this or things to distract me? sad

GreatDuckCookery6211 Wed 20-Feb-19 22:37:50

Your poor boy, I hope he’s ok, good to hear his teachers are looking after him. Keep us updated how he is.

INeedNewShoes Wed 20-Feb-19 22:38:15

Poor you OP. I can quite imagine how stressful this is.

Which country is he in?

chipsnsauce Wed 20-Feb-19 22:38:54

Oh that's hard I really feel for you.

I hope you hear some news soon and your boy is ok.

Notcontent Wed 20-Feb-19 22:39:55

Oh, you poor thing! You must be going out of your mind with worry. I hope you get an update soon. As it’s a skiing trip, I assume he is somewhere with great medical care.

cestlavielife Wed 20-Feb-19 22:40:25

If it s Europe can one parent fly there tomorrow?

littlebillie Wed 20-Feb-19 22:41:05

Hand hold my dc had two bad head bangs one where they stopped breathing and the other where they lost consciousness and after a long sleep were fine. Thinking of you and your child tonight 💐

Maladicta Wed 20-Feb-19 22:41:17

He's in Italy, tbh the last thing I thought we'd have to worry about was the swimming pool...

DrBuckles Wed 20-Feb-19 22:41:35

Oh gosh, what a worry- I’m sure he’ll be fine but I know how you feel. My ds hurt himself when I was in another country and it was rubbish- I felt so guilty even though it wasn’t my fault in any way!

Have a little cry if you need to- it’s nothing to be ashamed of or you being a let down or something.

Id probably be spending the waiting time pricing up flights etc bit that’s how I cope by just going into some mad overdrive of trying to have a bit of control!

When is he due home normally?

Quartz2208 Wed 20-Feb-19 22:41:58

A friend got bad concussion from s waterslode so hopefully that is all it os

AornisHades Wed 20-Feb-19 22:42:05

We won't tell anyone if you want to have a small weep. I'm sure they'll be looking after him very well flowers

Eatmycheese Wed 20-Feb-19 22:42:10

Goodness, how upsetting for you.
I hope everything is ok with your son.

Where is he exactly? 💐and a hand hold

missmapp Wed 20-Feb-19 22:42:24

Hand hold. He will not be alone and his teachers will make sure that he gets everything he needs. They will be so upset that he has been injured on a school trip so really will look after him as if he was their own. Once you know more you will at least be able to plan what to do next.

When is he due home ?

INeedNewShoes Wed 20-Feb-19 22:42:28

I'd fly out there tonight or tomorrow if you possibly can. Even if everything turns out absolutely fine it will have been an ordeal.

BrizzleMint Wed 20-Feb-19 22:42:44

What a worry for you. I'm going to be around online for awhile if you need handholding overnight.

BrizzleMint Wed 20-Feb-19 22:43:40

Don't go googling flights until you are sure you need to fly, repeated googling puts the prices up.

littlebillie Wed 20-Feb-19 22:44:12

The trip has insurance for a parent to travel ask the school to claim on your behalf

littlebillie Wed 20-Feb-19 22:45:14

Sleep often re-sets the brain

choosingchilli Wed 20-Feb-19 22:45:50

Oh you poor thing, I can only imagine how worried you must be.

It sounds like they are taking excellent care of him, I really hope you have some positive news soon thanks

solittletime Wed 20-Feb-19 22:45:57

I can only offer reassurance from personal experience of having family in Italy that healthcare there is excellent. So even though it may be strange and in another language I'm sure he'll be getting very good care. Many hospitals gave volunteer translators - might be worth asking?

jackstini Wed 20-Feb-19 22:46:08

Hand holding. Glad you are confident the school are doing everything possible
Will always be horrible waiting but we are with you

Maladicta Wed 20-Feb-19 22:52:07

Thanks all, ds plays lots of rugby and that's where I'd always assumed he'd get his injuries hmm

School have just called - there was nothing on the scan thank goodness but he's just spoken to dh and sounded very out of it.

newlyfrugal Wed 20-Feb-19 22:52:18

Can't imagine the worrythanks I hope you hear soon.

Loseitandkeepitlost Wed 20-Feb-19 23:03:42

Hope he's okay, must be so very worrying for you but pleased school are taking good care of him.

Blinkingblimey Wed 20-Feb-19 23:04:24

My ds has had a brief, random concussion - slightly bizarre conversation, then saw stars and projectile vommed everywhere. Your ds is in the best place (hospital), scans are ok...after a sleep and a couple of days recuperation am sure he’ll be right!! Hand hold💐

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