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Originally posted by zerotime
Hundreds of thousands of children die every year from head wounds. Just because we were ignorant in the past doesn't mean we have to keep being stupid.
If you haven’t already had a child with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in your classes, chances are you will before you end your teaching career. Approximately 1 million children and adolescents receive a head injury each year. Of these injuries, 16,000 - 20,000 will be serious enough to cause lasting effects, and one in 500 will be severe enough to cause hospitalization.
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
Originally posted by LoneGunMan
In this case the child really did need a CT scan.
Originally posted by Paloma
So if you do not vaccinate, are nursing a toddler, have a family bed, or choose to have a homebirth or unassisted birth in some states, any of that can absolutely be used as fodder against in a family in a call to CPS. And all of these practices are logical, non harmful, and demonstrated to be safe and beneficial parenting practices, although outside of our norm.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Rereading my quote that you referred to, it did sound a bit harsh, so I think I should explain it a tad better. I am not saying that the father should just let his kid suffer and die so the rest can live comfortably. All I am saying is that it is the parents right to sort of determine the odds. If it's a real long shot that the kid actually had a concussion, then I don't see the need to send him to the hospital. If, on the other hand, he had been injured as severly as I once was, then yes, he should have been taken to the hospital regardless of cost.
But even with all of that, what can really be done for a concussion anyway? Like I said, I just had to lay still in bed for a week. What else can you really do? I really didn't need thousands of dollars in medical bills for the old, "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" routine.