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Question: Head injury from fall


 yaeli83 - Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:37 pm

My 7 month old daughter fell from the bed to the floor. She rolled from her back to her tummy and landed that way on our carpeted floor. She immediatly cried, I picked her up after making sure she was ok. She calmed down after about one minute. She then went on to eat and play as usual. After this she went to sleep. She woke up about an hour later. Her father came home and went to pick her up, and she had no idea who he was. She cried and looked at me for help. She still does not remember him.

should we bring her to the dr or the er? she obvioulsy has some type of memory lossm but has no other obvious symptoms.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:40 pm

User avatar Hello,
You can probably watch her and see if she responds normally. It can be difficult to assess this in a child so young but if there are any concerns you should see the doctor. It is unlikely there was serious injury but if she started vomiting or became lethargic it would be best to have her seen. Babies are amazingly resilient.

Best wishes.

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