Kids and concussions
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:04 PM
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!
Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
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.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:04 PM
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!!!
Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:37 AM
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
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:56 PM
Hope he gets the sleep he needs, sounds like a good solution. Do you have to monitor him when he sleeps?? poor little guy
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:09 PM
((((((( jack's head )))))))
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:43 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....
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.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
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.))