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Originally posted by zerotime
Originally posted by RogerT
Every year hundreds of thousands of American children die from head wounds that they have received in car accidents and falls, or from gun shots or being shaken, struck or thrown. No fewer than 1,000,000 are head-injured each year. Traumatic Brain Injury is called The Silent Epidemic because so many cases go undetected
That explains much to me. As a kid and growing up I hit my head ALOT. Can they reverse 35 years of damage?
As to the kid - despicable action by the police.
KINGSTON - Kingston school Superintendent Gerard Gretzinger will meet with the city police department and the high school administration to go over possible security improvements that can be made following the rape of a 15-year-old student, for which five other students have been charged.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
just to point out :
so just what were the fathers qualifications to make a diagnosis ?
...so just what were the fathers qualifications to make a diagnosis ?
and " because i dont want to pay the bill " does not make brain swelling or bleeding stop out of symaphy
...what would people think if the child had developed complications ??
Originally posted by jackinthebox
The father was fully capable of dertimining wether or not the child needed to go to the hospital. Its a sad fact of life, that no one gets out of life alive, even kids sometimes. If taking the kid to the hospital could have cost the family their home, or to be able to pay for food, it's a tough decision that needs to be made. And the father was well within his rights to make that decision.
Originally posted by memoir
reply to post by LoneGunMan
I'm not sure how many ER's you've been too... or perhaps you work at one - in which case, I want to know which one so I can go to that hospital should anything ever happen to me. From my ER experiences, a boy hitting his head on the ground on an even remotely busy evening will get the treatment of a flashlight to the eyes to check for dilation and responsiveness, a few questions and then the boy sitting in the bed for a few hours with a nurse checking whenever they have a moment.
The sheriff said the decision to use SWAT team force was justified because the father was a "self-proclaimed constitutionalist" and had made threats and "comments" over the years.