We got home awhile ago but I haven’t had a chance to update yet. This morning I found this horrible bruise behind Emmett John’s left ear. I took a picture and sent it to Lizze cause she was getting Gavin’s blood work done (an update in itself). I wanted to know if she had seen that and she immediately called and was concerned as I was.
We decided not to take any chances and take him in to Children’s. Lizze’s mom watched Gavin and ER and we were off. For those that don’t know, I was a medic for a very long time and bruising behind the ears is not a good thing. He also had previous head trauma back in May when he fell down an entire flight of steps and broke his nose. I was very concerned and we wanted him looked at.
Children’s Hospital is amazing. They rushed him back and started the intake. When the nurse say the bruise her exact words were “Oh my God”. So it wasn’t just me worried. Two different doctors came in at different times (both well versed in Autistic kids) and looked him over. His ears were fine so that left the other concern of a skull fracture. We debated on whether or not to sedate him for the CT scan and in the end he didn’t need sedated. They got it done in less then 2 minutes. He wasn’t happy but it had to be done.
The results came back and he was ok. To everyone’s surprise it was just a freak contusion in a very unusual place. They released us and we came home. We were very lucky because it could have turned out much different. We have to be careful because Emmett John is a dare devil due to his sensory needs.
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.