Wednesday, August 20, 2008

From Head to Toe

So far Brook's toe is healing nicely. And some of you know that Gage mysteriously bumped his head in the overnight hours of Monday night. He awoke w/a really sore head telling me he hit it on the window seal during the night. Later it changed to his head board and by nightfall he just wasn't for sure what he hit it on. The end result was a very swollen implant (yes, actually the exact spot where his internal piece is) and I could no longer feel the interal due to the puffiness. Why can they not bump their heads on the other side, or maybe the backs of their heads...why the implant??? But in a deep coma he of course couldn't help it. He could hear fine so he went to school w/a note explaining the seriousness of the situation. The school called me at ten to come check him out, his head was hurting. So I immediately went to get him and sure enough it was still swollen. The doctor said to watch him close and bring him in next week if he gets no better.
Well, last night before bed I felt like it was swollen even more, but still no hearing issues that would leave me to believe it was anything more than a bad bump on the noggin. With a dose of ibuprofen, I sent him to bed and when he woke this morning the swelling was way down. WHEW! I feel better. We are still not completely out of the woods as of yet, I'm watching him like a hawk to note any hearing changes or unusual sounds he may hear, that may or may not indicate further device complications. I think he's gonna be just fine...to be continued.

1 comment:

leahlefler said...

Seriously, when it rains- it pours! Here's to hoping that you've reached your injury quota for the year.