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#1 katydid

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

Hi all

My son is on day 12 of having a concussion. Today is his 9th day of missing school. He still has a headache.

The doctor's say it takes time....a lot of time to heal. He has had minimal brain activity and physical activity since he got hit by the soccer ball....

Does anyone have any experience with concussions? This headache just will not quit and its making the poor kid a little nuts. He is so bored and angry because I say No all day long.

Just venting here i guess!

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#2 In A Silent Way

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

I think time is the key. My son got a concussion when he was two, but he bounced back pretty quickly.

There are times when I think a couple of my kids have minimal brain activity. :cheesy:

#3 JBetty

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

Time is the key, but 12 days of a headache seems a bit excessive.

If your mommy senses are tingling, perhaps a 2nd opinion is in order.

#4 capt_morgan

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

i dont get concussions, i give em...

#5 katydid

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

IASW-sorry to hear about the 2 yr old. Poor little thing.

Yes Betty-I called about further testing and they basically said 8 days (which is when I called) of a headache is nothing and it could go for 3 weeks total.

But it does seem excessive. Perhaps tomorrow I call again.

#6 JBetty

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

Bummer. Too bad you can't medicate him hippy style. :D

#7 Mama Kel

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

I'd be persistent. 12 days seems excessive to me too. Follow your mommy gut <3

#8 ShaNeeNee

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Poor baby!! That does seem a bit long but I agree to follow your mommy instincts. Good luck & I hope he feels better soon!

#9 fire_rocket

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hope he feels better soon! How did he get it- was it a skiing/snowboarding accident?

#10 katydid

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

It was during an indoor soccer game. He was hit in the head. He never came out of the game and played the entire second half without incident.

We got in the car to drive home and he melted into a ball. His head was killing and he thought he would throw up and the sun was bothering him.

I have several calls into specialist...but they take Fridays off..On Monday I should an appt.

Poor kid is soooo bored and in pain. Being a parent can be tough.

Thanks for the support!!!

#11 JBetty

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

It's really hard to watch your kids suffer when there's nothing you can do to alleviate it. :heart:

#12 Mama Kel

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

Lots of love <3

#13 Heady

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Ouch!! Sounds miserable. Hope his head aches start to go away soon. I myself got a mini concussion last week from a snowboard accident, even wearing a helmet. You feel so disoriented, for days! I can't imagine it still going on after 12 days. :heart:

#14 sarah b.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

((buddy))

#15 katydid

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

Day 15 ...heading to specialist tomorrow. He still has no improvement and has missed 11 days of school.

Thanks for the :heart:

#16 fire_rocket

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

Hope it went well yesterday! :heart:

#17 Ginger Snap

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:10 AM

This video is by Dr. Mike Evans, I was recently turned onto him. Hoping it has some info for you. Maybe not, it's pretty elementary, but I really like this guy. :lol:

http://www.myfavouri...ds-and-parents/

Hope the little one feels better very soon.

<3 <3 <3

#18 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

How is he???

#19 katydid

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:37 AM

Loved the video Wit. I will have Jack watch it.

Jack is still home and still has the headache. The specialist said 9yr olds take longer to recover. He prescribed something to help him sleep because he was having a really hard time sleeping.

The brain heals best when the patient gets lots of sleep. His frustration level is very high and he is sad but hopefully he will start to recover.

Today is day 17!

Thanks for asking!!! xoxoxoxo

#20 Mama Kel

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

OMG!! Lots of love <3 Swift healing ((((((((Jack)))))))

#21 Heady

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Is he still out of school? It's not even one of those scar things he can show off when he goes back. I missed a bunch of school once after splitting my toe open with an axe (genius huh??) and everyone wanted to see it.

Hope he gets the sleep he needs, sounds like a good solution. Do you have to monitor him when he sleeps?? poor little guy

#22 katydid

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

(((Heady's Toe!))) that sound awful.

No school for Jack. His brain function is on low. Even the board games we play are for 5 yr olds. Some progress today. He told me he felt a little better- gosh I hope it's true.

Day 18.

#23 Mama Kel

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

Should I come with reinforcements? (by that I mean me & booze) :lol: <3

#24 katydid

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

Should I come with reinforcements? (by that I mean me & booze) :lol: <3


YES!!! and bring Carrie!!! xoxoxo

#25 katydid

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

To bring closure to this topic my son missed 21days of school. He is back now and doing great. Still no sports or musical instruments.

:dance:

Nice to have my kids back. :heart:

#26 Mama Kel

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

So great to hear. 21 days?! :afro: that's crazy. Glad he is feeling better <3

#27 sarah b.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:16 AM

Glad he's back in school. <3

#28 Heady

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

Good to hear. That's good news. :heart:

#29 katydid

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

Well...he is not outta the woods yet. The headache came back after being gone 12 days. He missed most of last week of school and has been resting again. The Docs says he did too much too soon.

Oh My Lanta....I am reading for a break.

#30 cj

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

oh no. poor guy! he must feel so discouraged at the setback. :heart:

#31 Mama Kel

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

oh geez ((((((((((((((((((Krause family)))))))))))))))))))))) <3 <3 <3

#32 Karen

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Sending healing, happy thoughts to you all!

#33 Jersey Thug

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

oh my gosh...just reading this. sending so much love to you guys :heart:

#34 katydid

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

Thanks guys....He is home again today. Headache is quite strong. Thank goodness it's raining today.....easier to keep him mello.

Patience Patience Patience.

#35 Karen

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

Sending you all my patience Katy :heart:

#36 mayfly

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

Christ - I just heard about this from Sean on FB over the weekend, I don't "board" too much these days (my 15 yo keeps me quite busy) I would keep getting him tested to make sure everything is OK, hell Cindy Crosby missed 10 months of hockey from a concussion and he's in his twenties

((((((( jack's head )))))))

#37 mayfly

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

just a thought - have you tried any video games ? I know I still get lost in that mindless fantasy world especially the RPG's like Diablo Staring at a monitor could be taxing on the optic nerve though....

#38 katydid

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Thanks Karen!!!



just a thought - have you tried any video games ? I know I still get lost in that mindless fantasy world especially the RPG's like Diablo Staring at a monitor could be taxing on the optic nerve though....


No video games whatsoever. Barely any TV. He listens to books on audio. We talk a lot. I am teaching him how to cook simple things...eggs, pancakes etc... The worst part is he is becoming really sad. I hate it.... There is nothing but time and low brain activity that can help him.

Patience Patience Patience.

#39 Mama Kel

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

<3 <3 <3

#40 nancykind

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

acupuncture? i now swear by it. find the right person and it really is something.... :heart:

#41 katydid

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

acupuncture? i now swear by it. find the right person and it really is something.... :heart:


Ya know what....I was just looking into this for him. Hoping he gets some headache relief.

He asked to go to school today. He went for 2hrs. baby steps.

#42 hippiechickme

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Katydid are you in NH? Manchester accupuncture clinic. I go at least once a week and swear by it.

#43 Karen

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hope today is better :heart:

#44 sarah b.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

http://www.nesa.edu/...tellite_clinics
New England Community Acupuncture links: http://providencecom...om/p/links.html
My other first thought is Sea Bands (you can get them at the pharmacy, they're for dizziness and motion sickness. The bands provide acupressure on a point that helps w/equilibrium.). ((Dude.)) ((Y'all.))