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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Saturday afternoon my 5 month old daughter feel out of her highchair while my husband was taking her out. It is about 2.5 feet from the ground and we have hard tile on our floor. She cried for ten minutes and I calmed her down. She ate her dinner after she was calm and took a 20 min nap ( her normal nap) I called the triage nurse and explained everything and she said to keep an eye out for her pupils, not eating, vomiting and tiredness. At night my daughter played and ate 7 oz before bed. I stirred her every two hours to make sure she was breathing. She woke up at 440 am and at her bottle at 5. She has been playing smiling and eating normal. what worries me is there is no Black and blue and only a slight bump. I am so afraid of a brain bleed. Nurse said she should be fine if she show no symptoms. I called the nurse Sunday as well and she said the saem things. Monday i called to make appointment with my doctors for today. I am a worried wreck and feel like the world worst parent. I took her to see the pediatric doctor today , who said she looks and seems fine. Good tone, soft spot felt good pupil good and ears good. He said that if she starts showing any symptoms to take her to urgent care.
how long would it take for symptoms to show internal brain bleeding?
but i am still worried,
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   please give me a few minutes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   based on the description, there appears to be no signs of brain damage
Doctor :   brain damage in a young kid can appear within minutes to hours
User :   even internal bleeding
Doctor :   the bump u see is due to skin and sbcutanoues tissue damage
User :   the bump is barely there
Doctor :   yes even internal bleeding presents within 6 hrs to 24 hrs
User :   so it have been 4 days , we should be in the clear of damange?
Doctor :   yeah, it indicates that the damage is minimal and not need to be worried about
Doctor :   yes, defintiely
User :   thank you very much for your help and advice
User :   i appreciate it
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   thank you and good night :)
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and have a great night
User :   thank you for taking your time to help
Doctor :   you are welcome, its my pleasure

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