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fall from horse - now sleepy and irritable

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MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 17:07:39

DD 7yo fell from horse today, banged her head.

now, 5 hours later she is sleeepy, irritable

What are her pupils supposed to be doing? When I open her eyes they don't react much.

CrushWithEyeliner Wed 05-Aug-09 17:08:17

Has she seen a doctor?

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 17:08:46


CrushWithEyeliner Wed 05-Aug-09 17:09:05

Her pupils are meant to be shrinking as you shine a light into them but you really need a doctor to do this to see how quickly they do so

wahwahwah Wed 05-Aug-09 17:09:09

Take to the doctor - sounds like concusion. Or A&E if quicker. You have to be sure with head injuries. Any headaches?

Seeline Wed 05-Aug-09 17:09:27

Sounds like concussion - I'd get her to A&E quick just to get her checked out.

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 17:09:40

She needs to see a doctor. Now.

CrushWithEyeliner Wed 05-Aug-09 17:10:58

My neice feel from a horse and banged her head. The hospital kept her in overnight waking her up 2 hours to check pupil reflexes and blood pressure and heart rate. They took it very very seriously.

alicecrail Wed 05-Aug-09 17:11:39

Definitely take her to a doctor/hospital.

When i was doing riding instructor training they always said that it is the ones that go quiet after a fall that need seeing, the ones that make a fuss are generally ok.

I don't mean to worry you, but these things are best checked out.

I hope she is fine.

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 17:11:55

she is just tired, no headache

phoning to find out where to take her

mumblechum Wed 05-Aug-09 17:12:02

A&E now would be my instinct

diedandgonetodevon Wed 05-Aug-09 17:13:05

You need to go to A&E tonight. The last time I reacted like this to a fall I had fractured the base of my skull. Not saying it will be that bad but you need to take it very seriously.

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 17:13:41

in switzerland , not sure wherenearest a an e

diedandgonetodevon Wed 05-Aug-09 17:15:31

Check for local hospitals online then call and find out.

PerArduaAdNauseum Wed 05-Aug-09 17:18:28

Have you found hospital yet? Bang on a neighbours door? Or dial emergency number for an ambulance - haven't recommended that before but it does sound necessary she see someone Now.

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 17:21:39

off to a and e

thanks all

LIZS Wed 05-Aug-09 17:24:39

good luck , is there a children's hospital nearby they normally have a casualty area or your paed can advise(assuming not on holiday).

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 18:51:44

Bit of confusion about the correct place to go to. Am now waiting for doc

She has perked up a bit though so feeling a bit Pfb

MitchyInge Wed 05-Aug-09 18:56:24

better to be a bit pfb than to miss something bad

hope she is ok and hasn't been put off riding!

NorthernLurker Wed 05-Aug-09 19:02:50

You absolutely must get this checked. Better to feel a bit stupid and over protective than be bereft. Hope she is ok.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 05-Aug-09 19:04:10

Was she wearing a helmet?

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 20:35:34

Back home. She has been checked by the doc. Everything ok

Thanks for the advice

MitchyInge Wed 05-Aug-09 20:38:06


PerArduaAdNauseum Wed 05-Aug-09 20:52:10


MitchyInge Wed 05-Aug-09 20:55:59

hope it hasn't dented her confidence too much - what happened, did the pony spook at something?

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