6 Year Old Head Injury Concerns

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My child who is 6 now has had a couple of nasty bumps to the head over his short life. The first was at the age of 1 when I was tossing him up in the air, I misjudged the ceiling height and bumped his head. The second was at the age of 5 at daycare when he tripped and bumped his forehead on a rock. Neither times did he lose consciousness. The first time was more to the top of the head and the second was the forehead. Now at the age of six I notice things more with his behaviour that, though may have always been there, are worrisome now such as short attention span, forgetting things just seconds or minutes later, poor coordination, and easily frustrated. Should I be worried and if so what options so I have?

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    Morning concernednl;   I don't think the "bumps" on his head would be causing these presenting symptoms, but for your benefit, I think I would be asking your GP for a referral to a Paediatrician (hopefully the same who assessed you little boy at birth??).....it could be nothing, but then if there is a problem, due to any reason, it is better to have him checked out at this age, than awaiting until later in life, when his schooling etc could become affected..............hoping this is helpful........Bron
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    I highly doubt this have anything to do with the bumps to his head, they don't seem to be severe enough to cause lasting damage, particularly since he didn't lose conciousness and either he wasn't poorly enough to go to the hospital or he went and they saw no bleeding on the brain (both good things). So I would rule that out as a potential cause.

    Now, some children go through behavioural phases like this and it is nothing to worry about. However it it lasts more than a few months or things are getting worse, have him checked over by a doctor. It could be a form of mild Autism or ADHD, or simply adjusting to school etc. It is most likely nothing to worry about so please don't feel overly concerned, just keep an eye on things and if they don't improve in a few months or if they are getting worse then get him checked out. xx

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    Me again concernednl;   I still feel my other reply is important.....his "cordination/lack of", should be checked, and noted, by a professional, now.......for as I said, If there is an issue, the earlier it is treated the better.....even if, as Angela, has said a "behavioural issue", this too needs to be addressed, for if this is the problem, it will be occurring at school, and will not be in his best interests (for the making of friends and his relationship with his teachers)........I  am not a "worry wort", but have witnessed too many children slip through the system, and it is then a bigger problem as they get older...........and for you, and his family, this can be a very big stressor, as well...............you would not have asked us for advice if you were not concerned.....(for all of my years of dealing with children....sick or having other issues......I have always maintained that, in most cases, the  mother of the child knows when there is something not right...........trust your instincts)........Bron
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    I know this is 4 months old. But when I was 2 I suffered a head injury where I was knocked out and wasn't breathing. I had to go to speech therapy and learn how to talk properly, I still have issues. I don't think you have anything to worry about. He might just have A.D.D. or could be simply bored. My daughter just turned 7 and is like that. 
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    If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer. Some information that I have learned they my child's journey ( if you ever want anyone to help you and your child please don't bring attention to the head injury because you will never get any help if you need help with paying for all the therapy that your child may need. A Autism diagnosis is your best diagnosis for any financial help😒it's sad but that's how it is............
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    The head injury to babies is known to occur from such slight traumatic incidences. When the head is shaken hard or slightly several times the effect can be additive. Cerebral concussion can occur though it may go undetected but it's effects can manifest later in life. I would suggest please let your GP see the child and if possible seek a second opinion from neuro -pediatrician , that the specialist who will do the best analysis if the History and the current clinical presentation.
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