It appears that Thursday afternoon, E backflipped off of the couch at my mom's and hit his head or neck. This appears to have torn either his larynx or esophogus. That night, he wasn't talking or moving around much, so something was clearly wrong with him.
R took him the emergency room on Thursday night. The CT showed air where there shouldn't be. Our pediatrician had him transfered to Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos. They got to ride in an ambulance in the middle of the night. Apparantly, ambulances are not all they're cracked up to be. Maybe that's because the driver didn't turn on the siren.
At the new hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, they ran some tests and kept him for observation. On Friday afternoon, he woke from a nap much more like himself, and has been pretty normal ever since.
He came home this afternoon. The tear appears to have sealed up without need for surgery. He's on antibiotics, since tests showed an infection.
We just took his temperature at bedtime, and its pretty high for him. I hope that isn't a bad sign. We'll continue to monitor the situation.
A couple cute pix of E in the hospital are buried in my phone pix...
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1. Posted by Nana 21/09/2005, 21:07
The grandmother feels very bad that the injury occurred on her watch.
2. Posted by Kevin 24/09/2005, 16:21
Ouch, poor little guy! It's no fun hitting your head, and it is definitely no fun going to the hospital. I'm glad to hear that it sounds like he's better now.
Don't worry, James, all those hits on the head I got as a kid didn't seem to hurt *me* at all.
Errr, maybe the jury's still out. :-)