Hello, My 20 month old pulled a table over on himself and got a very deep cut on his forehead , near the bridge of his nose . We took him to the hospital and the doctors put 4 stitches in. This was about 38 hours ago. It has slowly started swelling since, and now it is quite big, about half the size of a wallet and shaped the same way. It goes from about the middle of his eyebrows laterally, and almost his full forehead vertically. It protrudes out about 3/4 of an inch. Could this be a hematoma? Is it normal? Should we take him to the hospital and get it drained? He has been acting normal, and behaving normal, even playing a bit today. He knows he s hurt, but he s taking it well. He is a little whiney now and well, we re just paranoid, because he s our little guy. Should we take him back to the hospital?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012