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    Default Head injury

    Just a quick question, DS had a fall today and split his head, well it's just the skin. Called the ambo etc and then we took him to the hospital.

    He's fine except that the doctor at the hospital glued the wound but it's still bleeding. That was around 3pm I guess, it's not pouring out but it is bleeding and his hair is all bloody.

    Isn't the glue supposed to stop the bleeding too?

    It's at the back of his head and not sure what to do...

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    I don't know and am not a good judge, can you ring nurse on call maybe?

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    Call the ED that you went to they should be able to give advice seeing as they treated him today.

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    I'm pretty sure the glue is supposed to seal the wound. I'd ring the hospital and check.

    Is he alert? Have they given you the signs to watch for concussion?

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    He's alert etc and they said if anything was going to happen it would be within the first 4 hours. The doctor didn't actually want to glue it, he said it didn't need it, but DH asked/told him to, so he did.

    DH has bandaged it up nicely and DS is now in bed asleep.

    I'm not overly concerned because the doctor wasn't even going to glue it in the first place, but I was just wondering why it was still bleeding if it had been glued. But then DH did say the doctor didn't do a very good job and apparently pulled it open a few minutes after he did it to 'check' it...?

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    I think you should take him back, if it is still bleeding than it hasn't been glued properly.

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    It's a head injury. I would be concerned the blessing hasn't subsided by now

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    Default Head injury

    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    He's alert etc and they said if anything was going to happen it would be within the first 4 hours. The doctor didn't actually want to glue it, he said it didn't need it, but DH asked/told him to, so he did.

    DH has bandaged it up nicely and DS is now in bed asleep.

    I'm not overly concerned because the doctor wasn't even going to glue it in the first place, but I was just wondering why it was still bleeding if it had been glued. But then DH did say the doctor didn't do a very good job and apparently pulled it open a few minutes after he did it to 'check' it...?
    4 hours? Dr is wrong there! Concussion mostly shows itself within 24 hours, but can show anytime within 72 hours of the injury.

    We've recently been to the ED with DD and this is the sheet they gave us. He's probably fine, but they should have given you something similar so you know what to look for.

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    ^^^^ This, ds fell off the kitchen bench and we had to sleep with him and wake him a few times overnight to check he was still ok.

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    Head wounds do tend to bleed alot more so it can look worse than it is. My ds still has a small maybe 3mm scar on his forehead from a tumble as a baby, when it happened I FREAKED out cause there was so much blood from one tiny little cut.
    Hope he is feeling better soon.


 

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