Tonight Andrew came home from Orlando Skate Park with a nasty bump on his eyebrow and some disturbing head injury symptoms. The front of his skateboard had caught the front edge of one of the ramps, and he went flying forward. He can’t remember what happened, but the people who saw it said he hit his head pretty hard. And yes, he was wearing a helmet.
We called his doctor, described his symptoms, canceled our plans, and headed to the ER. On the way Andrew started losing his hearing, got numb in his fingers and vomited. By this time we were glad we had made the trip and began wondering if it might be more serious than we originally thought.
The CT scan revealed something interesting, but nothing related to this head injury. He had no broken skull, no hemorrhaging, and nothing more than a mild concussion. Yet his sinus cavities were completely full and apparently infected!
We left with a prescription for antibiotics and a giant sense of relief.