Baby was born sat am at 4:30. 10 hours after birth I noticed a swollen spot on the back of his head. We called our mw, drs, everyone said to go to the ER (the swelling was right below the rear fontanel). By the time we get to the ER the swelling has about doubled in size. The drs dxed as a Cephalhematoma. They said to follow up with our family dr today (dr won't see us, full up and they said there was nothing to do for him anyway : ). The hematoma has gotten really big. We have been measuring it. It was 2x4 cm when we left the hospital. At its biggest it was 7 x7 cm. You can imagine on a 13 in head thats huge. Thing is when I hold him up the swelling goes down some. When he lies down it swells back up. Is this normal? Its also crossing suture lines but not over the fontanel and the forward fontanel is not bulging. He is eating fine about once an hour (milk already in), alert and responds to voices, wetting and pooping ok. What should we do? We have the option of the ER again or an apt with the ped at the hospital we took him to but for tomorrow am. I understand he could have fractured his skull and or there could be pressure on his brain but really with the way hes acting does that even sound like a possibility? I also know with that amount of blood it has to go somewhere adn Jaundice is a very real possibility. Like I said I am nursing alot but he is a little yellow already. Any advice? TIA!
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3/19/07 at 1:38pm