Well one kid in particular, my almost three-year old niece. Her mother (my sister) is working in another country and she left her daughter to my husband and me to take care of till she comes back. So, she's with us for over a year already and she calls us Mommy and Daddy.
Okay, so what's the point of this post (actually rant). We were having lunch just over 3 hours ago. She got her little chair so that she can stand on it, reach the sink and wash her hands. Unfortunately, she did not arrange the very chair well and ended up with the back of her head banging the (cemented) floor! And I was right beside her and wasn't able to stop her falling! She was screaming in pain and I was panicking and we immediately got ice cubes for an ice pack to put at the back of her neck. It made me a little bit crazy and worried because she was in pain and I was frustrated, helpless and a little bit stupid for not being able to stop her from falling!
Right now, she's asleep and we were told to watch her for 3 days for any signs of unusual sleepiness and vomiting.
poor little darling. i am glad you are keepig a close watch on her. even when you are inches away, stuff just happens. i hope she (and you) feel better soon
Just make sure you keep an eye on her. She should be alright...children are very resilient!
It's the next 24 hours that are the most important. You need to watch for complaints of
head and neck pain
becomes difficult to console
problems with balance, dizziness
twitching of the limbs when asleep
blood or clear fluid coming from nose, ear or mouth
vomiting - more than 2-3 times
loss of bladder or bowel control (assuming that she has already got it)
slurred speech or not making sense
If any of these occur, please take your niece to a hospital for a check up.
My thoughts are with you.
Don't beat yourself up. Everybody has accidents. Nobody has them on purpose. That's why we call them accidents.
Children should neither be seen nor heard from - ever again. I do feel that way at times.
LOL. er, it's kinda hard not to see my niece. She's big for her age . and she talks a lot (I think they all do at that age). That was the first thing that told me she's all right, she's still talkative even after her fall.
Reminds me of something a friend says about teens: Teenagers are such disgusting creatures.
Constantly taking care of children is difficult, mentally and physically. if she looks fine and acts normal your in the clear. Toddler jail is unappreciated time. Hug kiss and smile at her show her a good time by reading her a book and tell her to feel better soon. Your a good aunt and like everyone said its an accident. Love all koma.
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