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okay so head injuries how often do you need to wake them?

(17 Posts)
SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 13-Aug-08 22:16:38

so dd1 banged her head quite badly at about 6:15pm we have been to a and e who glued her cut and said she doesnt appear to have concussion but there can be delayed symptoms at times and i need to monitor her.

they gave me a leaflet saying that its fine for her to sleep but i should keep waking her to ensure she is 'rousable' but it doesnt say how often? i thought every two hours dh thinks this is too much

zippitippitoes Wed 13-Aug-08 22:17:43

that sounds quite often to me how old is she

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 13-Aug-08 22:18:59

four and a half

cece Wed 13-Aug-08 22:19:00

DS cut his head open 2 weeks ago and I woke him every two hours throughout the night. He had to squeeze my hand when I woke him to show he was awake...

3Ddonut Wed 13-Aug-08 22:20:22

2 hours is reasonable, but I would wake her hourly for the first few hours and as the night progresses and she is OK, less. do you know what to look for? I can run through it for you if you like?

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 13-Aug-08 22:21:42

yes it says in the leaflet sickness/dizyness/fits/difficukt to wake/unresponsive/difficulty moving limbs

kee27 Wed 13-Aug-08 22:25:11

u know what hun my dd 4 cut her head open on a concret slab . and i was told to wk her every hour . for the firts few . just incase but was she fine at the a/ e like eating and drinking if so u prob have nothing to worry about hun . but just keep an eye on her but dont lose any sleep hun as she wont hahahah . like my dd she was like go away mummy hahah

kee27 Wed 13-Aug-08 22:26:17

hope she feels better tho x

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 22:26:20

I was told to rouse DS2 once when I went to bed and then once more in the night.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 13-Aug-08 22:30:16

oh she is over the moon kee27 she loved all the drama and the hospital gave her a teddy and a sticker for being brave. she gave me the sticker for being a brave mummy and not crying when they glued her head hmm smile

i think ill do every hour untill dh goes to bed at miidnight then ill set my alarm for 4am as we are already past the first few hours and she is eating/drinking fine.

she had already had her dinner before she told my mum what she had done. she was worried she would get into trouble for banging grandads fishtank because she isnt allowed to jump near it so she didnt tell anyone what she had done shock

cece Wed 13-Aug-08 22:32:51

Well done your DD. On the other hand it took 5 people to hold my 4 year old DS down while he had his stitches.... The whole time he was shouting YOU'RE HURTING ME, YOU'RE HURTING ME...

He didn't get a sticker.... sad

kee27 Wed 13-Aug-08 22:34:16

lol bless her. that like my dd . lol she was the same didnt fase her at all .lol just keep ur eye on her hun as u can never say never but i dont think u have much to worry about . but i know how u feel as i was like omg she is getting in our bed lol . dh was like she will be fine but as mums we are allway worried hahah thats our job ahhh grin

kee27 Wed 13-Aug-08 22:35:38

u know what cece i just think men moan more any way hahahahah not like us ladies hahah like men and man flu grin

3Ddonut Wed 13-Aug-08 22:52:38

shesells, I would be happy if you set your alarm for 2 and 4, really a little lost sleep is nothing. I'm sure she'll be OK and if they were really concerned they'd have kept her in.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 13-Aug-08 23:02:24

ill do that then im sure she is fine but id rather be safe.

it hasnt seemed to affect her at all. she didnt even know she had cut her head untill they started talking about gluing it. bless her she was so brave.

kee27 Wed 13-Aug-08 23:04:18

ahh bless her x x x x x x x

3Ddonut Thu 14-Aug-08 14:37:04

aw, bless. Hope that you had an uneventful night and that all is well this morning.

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