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Dr. A. Clark, Pediatrician
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Experience:  33 years of experience as a general pediatrician in private practice and in pediatric urgent care.
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Baby fell from bed onto hardwood floor about an hour ago -

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Baby fell from bed onto hardwood floor about an hour ago - he is eating fine and his pupils are okay. His forehead looks a little purple but he is responsive and acting fine - should I be worried about bleeding in the brain. His poop was alittle green and is usually yellow?

Dr. A. Clark :

Hi. I'm Dr. Clark and I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.

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Are you able to chat right now?

Dr. A. Clark :

How old is your baby?

Dr. A. Clark :

And when did this happen?

Customer: He is 11 days old and it happened an hour ago
Dr. A. Clark :

So I assume he fell off you bed since he's too young to roll over?

Dr. A. Clark :

The color of his bowel movement has nothing to do with a head injury and at his age can change colors and consistency daily!

Customer: He is 11 days old and happened an hour ago
Dr. A. Clark :

How did it happen?

Customer: My daughter picked him up and placed him half off the bed
Dr. A. Clark :

Happens all the time.

Dr. A. Clark :

If he was not dazed or knocked out and cried immediately and has acted OK since then I don't think you need to worry. His delivery was a lot harder on him than this accident!

Dr. A. Clark :

How old is your daughter?

Customer: I don't know if he cried immediately dont know how long he was on the floor - he wasn't crying when I got him kinda just sleeping my head is pretty high - so I'm just sick to my stomach - is the color of his forehead a problem?
Customer: She is 4. I meant to say my bed is high
Dr. A. Clark :

He might have a little bruise there but that is not important, only whether he was knocked out.

Dr. A. Clark :

I'm sure he is fine and sister only gets to hold him while seated from now on I would say

Customer: Could he have been knocked out then regained consciousness without me knowing
Dr. A. Clark :

Not that quickly

Dr. A. Clark :

If he continues to act OK the next hour or so I would not worry.

Customer: Anything I should watch for?
Dr. A. Clark :

Vomiting, lethargic (of course he's sleepy I'm sure), not wanting to eat.

Customer: Okay Thankyou so much
Dr. A. Clark :

You are quite welcome and don't worry as I'm sure he is just fine. Their skulls are very pliable and soft so they can be born so can take a bump here and there without any damage.

Dr. A. Clark :

Please let me know if you have any further questions and if not I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to rate my advice when you exit chat. Please feel free to ask for me by name the next time you have a question about your children.

Customer: Thankyou again - it was most helpful
Dr. A. Clark :

Have a good evening.

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