These are the same photo. I added the line. This photo was taken five hours after he hit his head. The swelling has gone down a considerable amount. As well. It was nearly black at first and is now a light blue.
What do you do when the mom in you comes out and "freaks"? When everyone around you is saying "Oh he will be fine, It's just a bump" But you sit and worry about concussions (his pupils dilate the same) and skull fractures....
Wait. Is that possible? I mean he said his head doesn't hurt, he is acting like himself, if his skull was broken, wouldn't we know? He didn't pass out, nor was he dizzy or nauseated.
His hands were shaking so badly ten minutes later he said that they "sure were hyper" What does that mean? Nothing? Everything?
What happens when the force of everyone makes me keep him home and ignore my instinct to rush him into the nearest city for a Doctor to see him. What do I do if it is serious and something worse happens.
Something I am unable to even type?
Is it just the mom in me panicking? I mean. The other woman, my mother in law had six children and ran a daycare for 18 years. She would know right?
I'm going to go to bed scared. I just know I will have nightmares. And each time I wake up I will go and check on him.
I am putting off bedtime. It's been five hours since the two boys crashed onto the asphalt trying to catch a Frisbee.
I can't wait for morning. And I hate morning.
I will update.
12Am: knows his name and age, his brothers' names and correctly identifies two fingers.
2 AM: tells me his name and then says if I wake him up again he will be cranky and that no one likes cranky boy.
11:30 AM : verdict. I over reacted. He is fine.