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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Update

So, we took Grace to the Ped office this morning and her Dr said that she wasn't extremely concerned, but she was a little worried. She said that normally when a child hits their head, they have a hard knot on their head, well, Grace's was actually soft more fluid like. She said that Grace could have a skull fracture, which a lot of kids can get, but they wanted to rule out a depressed skull fracture, which is when the fracture is pressing against the brain. She said that she didn't think it was that, but again, just wanted to rule it out. So, we had to take Grace over to Children's Anderson location and have a skull Xray.

OK... so we got a call back from the Pediatrician and she said that Grace has a skull fractrure and the soft lump is an hematoma that is actually from where the fracture is healing(I hope I am understanding that right.... so much was going on I hope I got that. Steph, does that sound right?). I didn't get to talk to the Dr, but Doug did, so that is all that I really know. The Dr said that it looked ok and that we just need to watch her close until the swelling from the hematoma goes down. We also have to take Grace back in 2 months for another scan to just make sure that it is healing ok.

I am still so nervous, and upset, and completely anxious and just want to cover everything in pillows and not let Grace do anything, but she is too adventurous. They say that this is kind of common, and sometimes kids have fractures and they never know it, we just know because of this hematoma. So, it should start going down over the next couple of days, and then hopefully things will go back to normal. I would be more worried if she were showing some signs of slowing down, but to no avail... she still wants to run, climb and jump! :)

Please continue to pray for her and her speedy recovery. I am so thankful to God that this is something relatively common(I hope that is right!), and that we have amazing pediatricians with awesome weekend hours! I am so thankful right now. THank you for your prayers and concerns! I will be sure to keep you posted!

Much love!!
Candace

8 comments:

JalenasMommy said...

Praying that the hematoma goes down fast and the x-ray in 2 months shows it completly healed!!! Hugs!!

momstheword said...

Thank you for telling us! Glad she's going to be o.k.

When my son was a toddler he fell against a piece of wood furniture and got a concussion. I didn't realize it at first and just thought he hurt his head a bit.

But later when I was watching him and saw the symptoms I knew and took him in. It just didn't seem like he'd hit his head that hard. My friends daughter did the same thing.

marshan said...

Oh, poor Gracie. Shoot, Poor Candace and Doug. But I'm sooooo glad that god is taking care of her.

Twisted Cinderella said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

You've got it right! She probably slightly cracked her skull (believe it or not, kids do it all the time) and a little blood leaked out right under her skin. That's what a hematoma is and it's a good sign that she's in that stage, because it means she's not actively bleeding.

Just so you know, it's not your fault and I'm betting you're blaming yourself a little. Remeber, kids are made of rubber (literally!) and like to live on the dangerous side of life ;-)

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Thanks for the update! I'll keep her in my prayers, and like Stephanie said, don't beat yourself up about it. It's all a part of childhood!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

Praying for a quick recovery.............I know it's tough. TigerBoy has had his share of head clunks......it can be scary......All part of growing up, I guess...Sounds like she's doing well....

momof2beautifulgirls said...

Candace,
Will continue to pray for her and MOMMY and DADDY. Last year abby fell in the doctors office and broke her shoulder.