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Support as I'm in A&E with 11 yr old dd.

(72 Posts)
catty1234 Sun 16-Jun-13 08:33:50

She got head butted in school by a boy for not giving him an Ipad straight away. She got blown to the floor but got up, then 10 mins later in literacy she was white as a sheet and having trouble talking.
Teacher said "are you ok" and she fainted on to the floor.
Woke up about 5 mins later and saw 3 of the teacher.
I was called and DD was taken down the stairs but felt like she was falling. Friend brought down her stuff and she fainted again, this time she kept apologising when she woke up. Took her to a&e and she has been in and out of a sleep, fainting, being sick and crying since.
This happened on Friday and She is still in hospital. I am so worried as I know she thinks its her fault. In between sleep she keeps apologising and crying and being sick, she faints when she stands up.If anyone has support I would be grateful as this probable isn't the usual concussion

Moodykat Sun 16-Jun-13 08:35:46

God how awful. What a horrid thing for someone to do to her. I'm sorry I haven't got any words of wisdom but couldn't leave this unanswered. My hand is here for holding.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 16-Jun-13 08:37:46

Poor you and your poor dd.

Has she just gone to hospital today or did she go on Friday as well and was then discharged?

I don't know much about concussion.....I seem to remember my cousin had it years ago after been hit by a cricket ball and he stayed in bed for about a week as he was so sleepy and groggy.

How old is dd? She's probably partly upset now a she feels so awful. When she's feeling better she'll realise it wasn't her fault. I hope the school are dealing with the boy.

Madamecastafiore Sun 16-Jun-13 08:37:56

My god how awful!

Hope you get the little shit who did it prosecuted.

What have the doctors said? Have they fine a ct or MRI?

Lizzylou Sun 16-Jun-13 08:38:19

Oh catty, how worrying for you.
Thinking of you and your DD.

Pozzled Sun 16-Jun-13 08:38:46

Hand holding here as well, what a horrible experience. What are the doctors saying?

Lizzylou Sun 16-Jun-13 08:39:07

And yes, that boy had better be dealt with harshly. Headbutted? shock

LilRedWG Sun 16-Jun-13 08:40:28

You poor things! Just keep reassuring her that she's not at fault - she was headbutted. Regardless of how slowly she passed the item over she should never have been attacked!

fwiw, when I was run over as a teenager I was apparently terrified my dad was going to tell me off! He did no such thing of course, even though it wasy fault. She is in shock, keep reassuring her.

Have a hug! (((((())))))

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 16-Jun-13 08:41:13

Poor girl, has she had tests run? What an awful thing for you to have to go through.

PoppyWearer Sun 16-Jun-13 08:42:13

How awful. You poor things!

FancyPuffin Sun 16-Jun-13 08:43:58

That's horrendous! Your poor dd sad

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 16-Jun-13 08:44:39

You poor things. If she won't listen to you about it absolutely not being her fault, would she listen to one of the medical staff if they tell her ?

catty1234 Sun 16-Jun-13 08:49:06

Thank you
We went to A&e on Friday she got taken straight for a scan and then put into a bed. We have not been discharged.
I am sorry I was vague about the Ipad, they have a special system where they log in and out so everyone has equal time on them, eg; You have 2 hours every week. You can spend those 2 hours whenever you like, but the ipad case lock will not let you take one when your 2 hours are up.
Thanks for the messages you guys are so supportive!

CalmingLava Sun 16-Jun-13 08:51:26

Oh gosh how awful for you all sad

I have no experience with concussion, just wanted to say I'm thinking of you, I hope she recovers quickly x

Themobstersknife Sun 16-Jun-13 09:03:02

Gosh how awful. Hope she starts to improve soon. How are you doing? Have you got rl support?

LottieJenkins Sun 16-Jun-13 09:11:17

Sending hugs xxxxx

VixZenFenchell Sun 16-Jun-13 09:11:25

How awful for you both. Did they tell you what the scan result showed? Are they going to rescan her if she doesn't improve? I can see why they wouldn't want her to go home with such bad symptoms but hopefully nothing serious showed up on scan (as in requiring surgery).

Also hope the boy who assaulted her is made to understand the seriousness of what he has done.

Bearandcub Sun 16-Jun-13 09:15:17

Wishing her a speedy recovery and some karma payback for the boy who did it. What have the scans showed.

Bearandcub Sun 16-Jun-13 09:16:01


MNEdBlackpoolWiganandSalford Sun 16-Jun-13 09:21:07

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catty1234 Sun 16-Jun-13 09:28:05

Thanks guys.
Nothing serious on scan thank god.
Got a call of the boy who did its dad and he is so very sorry, brought down chocolates flowers and a card when he knew which ward I was on. She is improving and stayed concious for a full hour while the boys dad was there. Thank you and I will give a shout if I need anything and if any of you need anything you know I would come to you as you have been a great help.
I will keep you informed

Madamecastafiore Sun 16-Jun-13 11:56:28

Sorry but flowers and chocolates would not stop me having him seriously dealt with.

knittedslippersx3 Sun 16-Jun-13 12:00:57

Sending hugs and good wishes. That's a bloody awful thing to have happened, I hope the school take appropriate action on Monday when they realize the seriousness of it.

RandomMess Sun 16-Jun-13 12:03:55

I hope she continues to improve and quickly, it's horrible being stuck at hospital but I guess she needs to stay in for now.

bigTillyMint Sun 16-Jun-13 12:05:39

Oh God, what a terrible story. You poor thing. How worrying it must be. Have you got family/friends to support you?

Very serious issue for the school to deal with too.

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