What a way to start a transition day. I got a call around lunch time from the school nurse. Ben had slipped outside while playing on a snow pile and hit his head. He had blacked out for a minute or so and was quite shaken. His mom went to pick him up from school and take him to the doctor’s office. However, when she got to school, the pediatrician recommended that he be taken by ambulance to the emergency room.
I met Ben at the ER. His head hurt, and he didn’t remember a little bit after the fall. The hospital staff was very nice, and Ben was quite a trooper with all their questions and the scariness of being in a hospital emergency room.
He got a CT scan of his head to make sure there was no issue, and the scan was clean. Nothing on the scan. He was discharged in time for us to go back to the school and pick up Will. The final diagnosis was a concussion. He has to take it easy for a couple of days (until cleared by his doctor) and make sure to not hit his head again.
We got to the school to pick up Will, and all the kids in the after school program were very excited to see Ben. He was the celebrity of the afternoon. Everyone asked him how he was doing. I think he was a bit overwhelmed with the attention.