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Verdict on whether ds needs to go to A&E please

(21 Posts)
LadyMuck Mon 04-Aug-08 14:23:11

Ds1(7) fell off his bike in the park and seems to have somehow landed on his head (I heard the fall but didn't see how he landed). He was wearing a helmet. Complained that his head was ringing. Sat him down for 5 minutes then took him home. Since the he has just been lying on the sofa half-dozing and has now thrown up (some 1 and a half hours after fall). He is looking fairly pale but no sign of injury, though he is complaining that his head still hurts.

Per NHS website, throwing up means a trip to A&E. Realistic or a waste of time? I've seen NHS direct being rather quick to suggest A&E or dialling 999 before now.

LadyOfWaffle Mon 04-Aug-08 14:23:53

A & E

lilymolly Mon 04-Aug-08 14:25:18

A and E -could have concussion

2point4kids Mon 04-Aug-08 14:25:40

Or call your GP if unsure and they will check him over as an emergency apt.

Ds hit his head once and GP checked for fractures and gave the all clear. He had milk concussion but no need to go to A&E.

stealthsquiggle Mon 04-Aug-08 14:25:51


2point4kids Mon 04-Aug-08 14:25:59

mild, not milk

EffiePerine Mon 04-Aug-08 14:26:20

A&E definitely. Sounds like he could have concussion.

misi Mon 04-Aug-08 14:26:41

go to A+E or call 999
throwing up can be a sign of concussion as can being pale and clammy. I always always err on the side of safety with kids and head injuries and will always say go to A+E. keep him awake and talking. it is likely to be nothing but to be sure

frankiesbestfriend Mon 04-Aug-08 14:28:05

You really need to take him to A+E if he has been vomiting and is lethargic.

Probably all OK but you should get this checked, and I suspect A+E will be quieter now than if you wait till this evening.

Just be glad he was wearing his helmet, it could have been so much worse.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 04-Aug-08 14:28:09

A&E - the vomiting and dozyness would tell me to go and see someone.

HumphreyPinCushion Mon 04-Aug-08 14:28:54

A & E.
Don't let him sleep.

LIZS Mon 04-Aug-08 14:30:32

I would , sounds like at very least he is in shock.

EffiePerine Mon 04-Aug-08 14:31:12

yes paleness a bad sign
just go to A&E

lilmissmummy Mon 04-Aug-08 14:32:40

Definately A & E it is not worth the risk

CvQ Mon 04-Aug-08 14:32:52


MadameCheese Mon 04-Aug-08 14:35:06

I hope you're on your way there now, hope he's ok...

emma1977 Mon 04-Aug-08 15:53:25


LadyMuck Mon 04-Aug-08 18:33:17

Thanks for the confirmation. NHS Direct said that as he had thrown up 2x then he should be checked out. He seemed to recover by the time we were seen by triage (1 hr and 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital!), and he was discharged shortly after.

misi Mon 04-Aug-08 18:41:40

better to be safe than sorry

HumphreyPinCushion Mon 04-Aug-08 18:43:04

Glad he's OK.
Better to be safe than sorry. smile

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Mon 04-Aug-08 18:45:57

Glad he's okay, LadyMuck.

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