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    Last Thursday afternoon, my wife accidentally tripped and fell on our youngest son, Luke (11mo), causing a depressed skull fracture on the right side of his head. She rushed him to the ER where they took a CAT scan and determined that, besides the indentation, there was no other damage (the bone was intact, no damage to the brain or any bleeding).

    They transfered Luke by ambulance from Sutter Roseville down to Sutter Memorial (in Sacramento) so he could be seen by the best pediatric neurologists in the area. After being told at the ER that the skull would probably just reshape itself (because he is so young), we found out Friday morning that the neurologist wanted to do surgery to fix it.

    So, Friday at around 3pm, Dr. Ciricillo performed an elevation of the depressed skull fracture. The procedure lasted less than 30 minutes.

    This picture was taken while he was in the anesthesia recovery room. He had his bunny and fingers for comfort. He is the only one of our 3 boys that is a finger sucker. It must be hereditary though, because both my mom and I sucked the same two fingers when we were young ;)

    Anyway, he is home now and resting. It could have been so much more serious, so we are very thankful that after a relatively minor surgery, he's all fixed up and on his way to a quick recovery.

    Claire Fun, Misa84, aurynnx, {gabs}, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jill Quan Photography 49 months ago | reply

      Thank goodness the young are pliable. I hope everyone heals well. How scary!

    2. ct1967 49 months ago | reply

      A precious picture, but a very scary event, I'm sure. So thankful everything is all right and he is on the mend. Sending you and your family lots of good wishes.

    3. Eric M Martin 49 months ago | reply

      Thank you both. I am so thankful, despite how scary it was, that he is doing great and nothing more serious happened!

    4. JGK Enigmatic 49 months ago | reply

      Rock on little dude

    5. thelightgatherer 49 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a scary event. I hope he has a quick recovery.

    6. Roenimizer 49 months ago | reply

      Bumped into your story when I was looking for simplemodal. Glad it had an happy ending. My brother used to suck the same two fingers.

    7. mtantash 49 months ago | reply

      i hope all well for your child ,please take care of him,regards

    8. Eric M Martin 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks all. He is doing great...we are very thankful and lucky it wasn't more serious.

    9. Crafty_witchy_girl 48 months ago | reply

      That's a wonderful shot. Glad to hear he's doing fine and had no severe damages.

    10. w3b.beweb 48 months ago | reply

      wonderful shot, really. And wonderful baby to. Best wishes!!

    11. Joe & Heather's Little Baby 48 months ago | reply

      Eric, I hope all is well with your son. That had to be heartbreaking but I'm glad he's OK. It's a great pic too.

    12. foshydog 48 months ago | reply

      whoa. glad to hear it all went well.

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