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Toddler head injury

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KP1986 Tue 29-Mar-16 10:19:00

Sorry if I'm writing this in the wrong place (I'm new to this)

I'm after some advice and shared experiences please.

My LO is 21 months old, he slipped over at swimming on Thursday and fell backward, he hit the back of his head hard on the metal leg with a bolt in it of the changing table they provid. It bleed and required glue. He screamed straight away and didn't show obvious signs of concussion. However to me his speech is slurred and not saying as much as he did. He is being incredibly fussy and irritable, he's also falling over even more now. I'm terrified there is further damage to his brain. His skull feels indented where the impact was.

Everyone keeps telling me because he cried he's fine, and telling me I'm just being paranoid. I'm not I'm just very worried and can see changes in his behaviour.

Has any one else experienced this or can offer advice?

Please don't tell me I shouldn't have let it happen, I'm only too aware of that and am beating myself up enough over it.

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MattDillonsPants Tue 29-Mar-16 12:33:32

Go back to hospital. Go to A%E and tell them that he seems to be affected from his head injury and you want him monitored.

Eminado Tue 29-Mar-16 12:37:31

What MattDillon said.

GlitteryFluff Tue 29-Mar-16 12:47:12

Yep what they said ^^

LifeCrossRoad Tue 29-Mar-16 12:47:30

Jeez, leave MN and go straight to A&E. Any signs of loosing conciousness than 999

purpleisthebest Tue 29-Mar-16 12:51:03

When you say his head required glue, presumably this was done at a hospital? Normally they issue you with a leaflet with signs to look out for afterwards and for you to go back if you spot any of them. I'm sure slurred speech and changes in behaviour are on the list, so go back to A&E and get someone knowledgeable to check it out.

He may be being fussy and irritable because of the pain; but it's definitely worth getting checked out.

And don't beat yourself up about it. We've all been there.

icklekid Tue 29-Mar-16 12:53:30

Gosh yes definitely a better safe than sorry situation. Back to hospital and get him checked even if just to get appropriate pain medication

Hawkmoth Tue 29-Mar-16 14:34:05

How is he doing?

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