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To not take DD to hospital?

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CreativeBee Mon 16-Jan-17 20:47:52

My DD 10 has SN which effects her mobility, today she fell off a climbing frame at school and has hit her nose and rib. Her nose has swollen up quite a lot but I think her rib is just bruised. I read the NHS website about nose injuries and to be honest decided to follow home treatment, it also stated that there isn't much that can be done even if the nose is broken until swelling subsides. With A&E being under so much pressure at the moment, and that aside, I didn't feel the need to take DD to the hospital but SIL has made a big song and dance about it, stating that I can't be too careful because DD has additional health issues, don't get me wrong but if she was being sick, couldn't breath properly or showed signs of head injury, wild horses wouldn't have stopped me taking her to the hospital. AIBU that because DD has medical issues (acquired brain injury 5 years ago) that she doesn't need to be seen for every trip and fall? SIL has made me feel like crap sad

Mimicat44 Mon 16-Jan-17 21:05:19

Why don't you call 111 and ask for advice? They have clinical advisers as well as non medical call handlers, you could ask to speak to one of those?

stopfuckingshoutingatme Mon 16-Jan-17 21:09:18

Ignore your sIL !

throwingpebbles Mon 16-Jan-17 21:10:01

Situations like this I call 111. As mimi said they can pass the call to a clinical advisor if appropriate. At least then you can have peace of mind that you have made a sensible decision

CreativeBee Mon 16-Jan-17 21:23:03

I always assumed 111 was for non emergency (but still serious) issues confused. Im so used to DD being in and out of hospital that I think I'm now comparing everything to her medical condition (if that makes sense) so something like this seems a lot less serious than some of the reasons we've ended up in hospital hmm

harderandharder2breathe Mon 16-Jan-17 21:27:00

Yanbu, you've cared for her additional needs for 5 years, you know better than SIL

111 won't be able to advice with relation to her additional needs, they don't have the expertise

See how she is in the morning, hopefully much better

Suppermummy02 Mon 16-Jan-17 21:30:34

111 or a gp visit. A hospital visit is more likely to get your DD an infection in the waiting area.

sailorcherries Mon 16-Jan-17 21:37:18

Just a by the by, I broke my nose due to a trip and fall on a trampoline. It became swollen and I had two black eyes. One trip to A and E later and I learned my nose was broken and there was nothing anyone could do. If I slept then someone needed to rouse me every few hours to keep an eye out for concussions.

I also broke a toe, couldn't walk and my foot went black with bruising. 111 had the same advice.

Yes, it was probably a wasted visit but the call put me at ease. No harm in phoning.

Allthewaves Mon 16-Jan-17 21:50:59

my dc falls on his face a lot (runs everywhere whilst looking in a different directiongrin. School made me take him to a&e each time just to make sure. After our 5th possibly 6th visit with a nose related injury last year, the a&e pead said unless his nose is visibly bent to one side then not to worry as they don't have any bone in their nose at this age (dc is 8)

throwingpebbles Mon 16-Jan-17 21:55:06

How high did she fall from? And on to what? My bigger worry would be concussion I think

CreativeBee Mon 16-Jan-17 21:57:25

I've given her pain relief and she always has a baby monitor on so we can hear her (she has seizures so it's always been there for the past 5 years and, me and DH are very light sleepers), if it's any worse in the morning I'll get her seen to but I think you're right suppermummy02 it's one of the reasons I don't like taking her to the hospital unnecessarily, she's like a moth to a flame and will have a little bit of every infection going sad

CreativeBee Mon 16-Jan-17 22:04:14

Throwingpebbles it was a approximately 3 feet from the floor but she's hit her face on the bars coming down. I've done neuro obs on her (surprising how quickly you pick up things in hospital lol) and she's alert, no sickness, she's speaking as she would normally but obviously if anything untoward I'll be at the hospital asap. Thanks all for putting my mind at rest and reassuring me that I'm not a careless mother

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