Dealing with a concussion.....

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Dealing with a concussion.....
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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 8:18am
Last Thursday my son was at basketball practice and hit heads with another child. He had a big bump over his left eye and said that his vision was blurry so I took him to emergency. The CAT scan was normal and we wen't home. Next day all OK and the weekend was great. On Monday morning the headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting started. Back to the doctors and another CAT scan. Still all ok with the brain, but now he is dealing with post concussion symptoms. He has missed 4 days of school and we don't know when this is going to end. We see the neurologist today. I hope this all clears very soon. I was talking with a friend whose grandchild hit his head 20 months ago and still has post concussion symptoms. He missed his 7th grade and still has a tutor this year. Hopefully by next week he is back to himself. This is all very scary.

Maria

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 3:50pm

Wow, that's going to be tough for him to just do nothing.

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 12:47pm
Saw the neuro yesterday and he's to stay home from school all week, and until the headaches and dizziness a gone. No idea how long this will take. He's probably out of sports for about 3 weeks or more. We have to go back to normal activities very slowly or else the symptoms could return. He's to do nothing at home... No video games, no moe than 1 hr of tv/day, and no homework. Nothing that involves talking the brain. It needs to be on vacation! Thanks for your concern.

Maria

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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 12:35pm
Oh no, Maria :( Concussions are so scary, I hope he is all better soon. Will you continue to go back to the doctors until he is not showing anymore symptoms/