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.