Proverbs 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Remember when you watched the smile and excitement form on your child’s face and she took one little foot and stuck it out in front of the other. She wobbled a bit and then that foot was planted on the ground. Everyone in the room cheered. Her first step!
Go forward a couple of years where your child is trying their limits. You’re in the kitchen and you hear a crash. You run to the living room only to find your two-year old on the floor crying and her older sibling saying, “We were only jumping off the couch.”
As you examine your two-year old you notice a bump rising. You lift her up and go with your two-year old and her brother to the emergency room. After a couple of x-rays you discover that nothing was broken and that your child only has a light concussion. “This time,” you think to yourself. Then you remember how your older child “tested the waters” of what he could do and the times you ended up in the emergency room with him.
What you did after your two-year old child was absolutely necessary. Now, I’m not a doctor or in any medical profession, so my advice is to do what I do: Don’t hesitate with any kind of head injury and take your child to your doctor or the emergency room, especially for babies or small children. Head injuries are nothing to mess with. This rule should also go for adults when they take a fall or hit their head.
You'll find symptoms of possible intracranial injury in both children and adults, plus detailed descriptions of head injuries, types, what areas of the brain are affected and what to look for in the article, "How to Know When Head Injuries are Serious," on nymetroparents.com.
When making decisions about when to take an adult or child for medical attention after a head injury, it can be difficult. When in doubt, take the injured person to be checked out. Also, remember that God can give you the wisdom you need for such a decision.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.