The child fell off the bed: what consequences can there be?


The child fell off the bed: what consequences can there be?

Young children acquire a variety of skills quite quickly. At first, babies struggle to hold their head and seem completely helpless, but gradually they learn to grab rattles, turn from back to stomach, crawl, sit down, get up and finally walk. Many parents underestimate the skills of little ones – they are sure that children who can not do much can not move and easily leave them on high surfaces – tables, sofas, changing tables – without supervision.

So did and parents of little Colton, who went with him to visit friends. Paige Ferguson, Colton’s 26-year-old mother put it on a large bed, wrapping the baby in pillows. After a while she heard loud crying – it turned out that the baby fell to the floor from a height of about 60 cm.

The boy hit his head, cried, but quickly calmed down and even began to smile. At first glance, it seemed that he was okay, but his parents decided to go to the doctors to make sure that Colton did not get any serious injuries.

They thought it was just a control visit, but the child who all the way was in a good mood, immediately after coming to the hospital became sick – doctors immediately appointed him a computer tomography. It turned out that the child had broken bones of the skull. Later, he had a cerebral hemorrhage and cardiac arrest. Doctors were not sure that the child would survive, but even in the case of a safe outcome, it was suggested that Colton would forever be disabled.

He had to spend at least a month in the hospital to postpone a neurosurgical operation and several blood transfusions. Now he was discharged, but Colton can not be called healthy – he developed severe epilepsy, and he eats through gastrozond. Doctors suppose that the trauma will lead to further development of cerebral palsy, which means that the boy will have problems with movement and speech. Colton’s parents on their Facebook page turned to all the parents of the kids, urging them not to leave their children unattended, and in case the fall did occur, immediately seek medical help. They are glad that now the child’s recovery is going better than the doctors assumed and their most terrible forecasts are not confirmed. The child, however, still has a long rehabilitation.


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