He is not having altered consciousness. There is no change in his mental status, and he is not nauseous. His eyes are a little red. The only other symptom is his fever. He never complains of head aches, so I'm just concerned this could be related to his previous fall.
I'm sorry, I've been speaking to him on the phone. His vision is the same, and his neck isn't stiff. Do you think this could be a head ache as a result of a concussion? He also has been very lethargic.
No, he didn't lose consciousness - but we really don't know what happened exactly. My mom was sleeping and he got up in the middle of the night and evidently walked into a wall. I wasn't present when they gave my parents the CT results, but my Mom said that they said there was no bleeding. She did say they could see where he hit on the CT - but I'm not sure what that meant. I assumed there had to be some swelling for them to see anything.
So - do you think we're ok for tonight? I know that's hard to answer without seeing someone. My father absolutely never complains - so I always know its significant if he says anything. He also has never had a head ache, so I feel like this must be related to the fall. He was also very active today, so I'm wondering if that made things worse. If he did have a mild concussion, having a head ache and being lethargic could be expected right?
That helps! Thanks! I'm encouraging him to stay in bed tomorrow and rest up. His pain is getting better now after taking ibuprofen, so is that a good sign too?
No - thank you! I feel better!
Thanks so much! You were extremely helpful and informative! Thanks again!