Today has been an adventure! Last night my daughter played a basketball game or maybe it was a rugby game? It was played on a basketball court, but it sure looked like rugby! It never ceases to amaze me just how tough and rough girls basketball is. Due to the roughness of it, my daughter was tackled extremely hard and knocked to the ground where her head hit the court with a thud for all to hear.
She got up, was visibly dazed, but continued to play on and they even won the game! Believe she was under the watchful eyes of her coaches and parents to make sure she was ok as she played. But later on we realized she was exhibiting possible concussion symptoms. Today was spent going to doctors’ offices; the pediatrician and the eye doctor.
A lot of parents would probably think we’re making a big deal out of nothing, but you have to take head injuries seriously. Even a slight injury can be more serious than you think. March is head injury month, but why wait to refresh or update your knowledge? Do it now before you need to know what to do. You can’t always depend on coaches to have the most current info or to even know what to do. Fortunately for us, we have super-fab coaches and know what to look for.
So far for my daughter it looks as though she might get lucky this time and everything has checked out. We just need to watch her for a few days. sometimes the symptoms don’t present immediately. So if your child doesn’t complain right afterwards you still need to be on guard.
Here is a great place to update your knowledge and get info and training for coaches.http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/high_school.html