When your child is ready for discharge from the hospital, the "critical period" is usually passed. However, occasionally complications can occur days after the head injury has happened. For this reason we want you to know what signs to look for which could indicate further problems.
The following signs could indicate that your child is having problems and you should notify your child's doctor, or take him/her to the hospital emergency department for evaluation.
- Extreme drowsiness (unable to be awakened)
- Sudden confusion
- Unsteady or weak on their feet
- Poor hand or arm control