(Closed) Need some advice about my son

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsSmith13:  OMG why are you on here? Go to the ER. He could have a concussion. 

I hope he’s ok!!!

*hugs*

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

His pediatrician if they will make an appointment or an urgent care pediatrics group.  ER if you can’t get in anywhere else.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I would watch him and thats it. He is a toddler he is going to get bumps and bruises. And if the bleeding stopped from a cut lip he should be fine. 

I have a 19 month old myself …

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsSmith13:  If it were me, I would wait. But I’m a “see what happens” kind of person. I’ve seen plenty of cousins and kids whack their heads in their excitement to explore. One summer, I was a babysitter for a two-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother. We came in from swimming and the little girl had been riding piggy back on me. I set her on the kitchen island and turned to put something in the microwave (literally right behind me) and she tried to climb back onto my back right as I was turning back around. Well, the poor kid missed entirely and landed on the floor, bumped her head on a closed cabinet and bit her lip. I felt absolutely horrible, but she was perfectly fine. Once she finished screaming and hiccupped herself to a quiet calm, she was okay. I kept an eye on her for the rest of the day and took it easy, and I of course told her parents what happened and they weren’t worried about any real harm.

Post # 8
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sigh. I really hate it when people immediately jump on going to the doctor/ER for every little thing. Kids get hurt. It’s how they figure things out. Give him a kiss and tell him that he’s okay and let him continue on his 2 year old way. (Most kids freak out when they get hurt because their parents freak out.)

IF he is acting differently/oddly, then yes, you might want to get him checked out.

Post # 10
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556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The mouth is so vascular, even if he punctured it, it will heal very quickly. I would not worry too much.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just wait and see!

There is nothing to worry about with the cuts in his mouth unless it is an open gash that would need stitches. Just keep the area clean (make sure he drinks lots of water) and brush his teetch regularly as mouth cuts take awhile to heal.

As far as hitting his head. Every bump to the head is a concussion, now with that being said most do not need medical attention. Watch him carefully over the next 24 hours to make sure he is behaving normally and I am sure he will be fine. If you notice any odd behaviour or symptoms take him to the ER immediately.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If she’s concerned enough to ask people online then I would say it was a pretty serious fall.  She has a 2 year old which means he’s been walking for a while and has probably fallen on other occasions that didn’t merit a doctor’s visit.  If she is actually concerned and she can afford it, it’s probably safer to at least call the pediatrician and ask the nurse rather than a bunch of random people online.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

Kids are going to get bumps and bruises but that should never stop you from going to the doctor’s if you are worried.  If you are worried enough to ask online then you need to haul your behind to the medical facility and get the lil one checked out, that’s what doctor’s are there for!  😀  Good luck

Post # 14
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7366 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have him suck on a popsicle.  It will reduce the swelling in his mouth.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsSmith13:  There are other alternatives to rushing off to the ER and doing nothing. Many situations with children warrant watchful waiting.

Does your insurance provider offer a Nurseline service or an online Symptom checker?

If not, you can use ours  http://www.healthlinkbc.ca

You click on Symptom Checker, the part of the body involved, then just follow the cues from there.

 

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