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Mickey'snewestfan 01-06-2013 08:54 PM

Head Injury? Update and more questions, post #29/page 2
 
My 13 year old was snowboarding the terrain park, fell of a box, and hit his head on the metal rim. He says he didn't lose consciousness, but I wasn't there to see the accident. Fortunately he was wearing a helmet, as I imagine it could have been a disaster otherwise. However he's still very sore on that side of his head and he says his head is throbbing.

I called the nurse hotline for my insurance and they said, give him Tylenol, watch him, wake him every 2 hours, but don't bring him in to the ER unless he vomits, has double vision or the headache gets dramatically worse.

Now, I'm regretting calling them. I feel as though I'd feel better taking him to Urgent Care at least, but now that I've been specifically told not to, I imagine my insurance won't cover it.

Am I being crazy to think about taking him in? Would you?

goofyintoronto 01-06-2013 08:56 PM

I would WITHOUT A DOUBT bring him to ER. Its best to be safe than sorry. Good luck! :) hope he's ok.

StitchesGr8Fan 01-06-2013 08:58 PM

ER. He can always the pain got worse. And the hotline said if the pain was worse then go in. You don't want to mess with brain injuries.

Lorelei Lee 01-06-2013 09:00 PM

They diagnosed over the phone without seeing the patient. If you are still concerned taje him. His health comes first. And if the insurer tries to deny the claim you have grounds to fight it.

low-key 01-06-2013 09:05 PM

I would just keep an eye on him, back in the day when i was kid, we get hit in head all the time, spanked by parents and cats scratch us and we never thought anything about it :rotfl:. Its all generational

IheartMickey 01-06-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mickey'snewestfan
My 13 year old was snowboarding the terrain park, fell of a box, and hit his head on the metal rim. He says he didn't lose consciousness, but I wasn't there to see the accident. Fortunately he was wearing a helmet, as I imagine it could have been a disaster otherwise. However he's still very sore on that side of his head and he says his head is throbbing.

I called the nurse hotline for my insurance and they said, give him Tylenol, watch him, wake him every 2 hours, but don't bring him in to the ER unless he vomits, has double vision or the headache gets dramatically worse.

Now, I'm regretting calling them. I feel as though I'd feel better taking him to Urgent Care at least, but now that I've been specifically told not to, I imagine my insurance won't cover it.

Am I being crazy to think about taking him in? Would you?

I don't think your crazy. At one point my mom worked for a catholic charity home distributing meds to the mentally handicapped and one of them was born "normal", hit his head when he fell off the swing and his mom didn't know not to let him sleep. He woke up handicapped, mentally and physically. I say better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the head.

abdmom 01-06-2013 09:13 PM

Definitely take him to the ER. There was a young man who died here this past week in a snowboarding terrain park accident. He was wearing a helmet too.

JessB320 01-06-2013 09:13 PM

I would go ahead and take him into the ER. Most urgent care facilities are not equipped to deal with a head injury and will send you to the ER anyway (my experience from many years in a hockey playing family, and now with a family of snowboarders :) ) tell him good job on wearing a helmet too!!!! :)

castmemberb4 01-06-2013 09:14 PM

Chiropractor ! Sounds like a neck injury to me.

tvguy 01-06-2013 09:18 PM

I think Hillary Clinton and Natasha Richardson are good examples of how what seemingly is a minor bump on the head may need more medical attention than you think.

Lorelei Lee 01-06-2013 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by low-key (Post 47106297)
I would just keep an eye on him, back in the day when i was kid, we get hit in head all the time, spanked by parents and cats scratch us and we never thought anything about it :rotfl:. Its all generational



Back in the day we didn't know what we know now. Chances are the OP's son is fine. But you don't mess around with a head injury. Early treatment of a concussion can make a huge difference in the outcome.

mickeysgal 01-06-2013 09:25 PM

You'll all feel better once he is looked at. Err on the side of caution and get him looked at.

horseshowmom 01-06-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Mickey'snewestfan (Post 47106142)
My 13 year old was snowboarding the terrain park, fell of a box, and hit his head on the metal rim. He says he didn't lose consciousness, but I wasn't there to see the accident. Fortunately he was wearing a helmet, as I imagine it could have been a disaster otherwise. However he's still very sore on that side of his head and he says his head is throbbing.

I called the nurse hotline for my insurance and they said, give him Tylenol, watch him, wake him every 2 hours, but don't bring him in to the ER unless he vomits, has double vision or the headache gets dramatically worse.

Now, I'm regretting calling them. I feel as though I'd feel better taking him to Urgent Care at least, but now that I've been specifically told not to, I imagine my insurance won't cover it.

Am I being crazy to think about taking him in? Would you?

I wouldn't worry too much about the insurance. I don't think they can deny your payment based on what a nurse says over the phone.

That said, my daughter was kicked in the head by one of her horses when she was 15. It was a fluke accident (this horse was way too lazy to get his feet off the ground on a normal day). Wouldn't you know he was the only one in the barn with shoes on at that time too?

She saw stars and probably did lose consciousness momentarily. She actually had a hoofprint on her forehead and on her hip. Her head was hurting really bad. I carried her to the ER immediately. They examined her, said she had a concussion, and pretty much told me the same thing the nurse on the phone told you.

If it will make you feel better, go ahead and take him. I probably wouldn't be able to help myself ;), but they may tell you the same thing. You might watch him a couple of hours to see if his head seems to be better.

dagroulx 01-06-2013 09:42 PM

I say take him as soon as possible. As a mom that had a child with a head injury , it is vital to have him evaluated. It took my son nearly 6 weeks before he was totally headache free. Don't wait! Hope all goes well.

Bluestars 01-06-2013 09:55 PM

I would take him to the ER and have him checked out to be on the safe side.

My insurance company has a nurse line too, but it has nothing to do with our insurance company paying or not paying for a medical bill.


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