Traumatic Brain Injury in children
and how our Little Bean is dealing with his
Traumatic Brain Injury – a scary topic most don’t even think about but they happen a lot – In fact, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents. That’s a pretty scary statistic in my opinion. Because of this we want to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injuries in children by sharing the story of how our Little Bean was diagnosed with his Traumatic Brain Injury.
I have rounded up the posts from this incident and I put them on here for your convenience. When I post something else about the incident or his Traumatic Brain Injury I will make sure to update this page – just because I love you.
I will also include a short synopsis of the events, just to give you a quick run down.
May 19, 2014, at 15 months old, Little Bean fell off the side of our stairs, six feet, landing on his head on the tile floor below. He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance and from there he was life flighted to a better equipped children’s hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital. After many scans and test Little Bean was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury, commonly known as a TBI. He was incredibly lucky to be alive, and there were no answers as to why he was actually alive with an injury that bad.
We are lucky to have our Little Bean with us, even with all of the trials we have faced and will face as a result from this accident. We hope his story will help others living this way and those just witnessing it, to understand what lives affected with Traumatic Brain Injury are like and how to live and learn from everything you see.
Please share with your friends and family. If we can help anyone avoid an accident like this resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or help those going through it, then our son did not go through this in vain.
If you are going through something like this and need to talk please leave a comment or question. Help us to reach all those dealing with a hurt baby and possible lifetime effects from a brain injury.
Thank you all, for your kind words, thoughts, good vibes and prayers. They have all helped more than you will ever know!
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