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I did call the doc's office, and he said that it was probably okay, but that I should monitor for petichae (sp?) over the next day or so. Said that sometimes, when an old injury starts bleeding for no reason that it can be because of a platelet issue. And he gave me very clear instructions for what to watch for and what to do about it. I know that that sounds worrisome, but honestly, just talking to him about it and getting the info has calmed me way down.
I wasn't so much concerned about this from a head injury perspective as I was that it was an injury that seemend to be healing and then all of a sudden got worse... I mean it was even starting to form a bit of a scab (you know how skid marks do... the kind where just the top layer or so of skin is rubbed off and there isn't any true laceration or anything)... and then all of a sudden it was bleeding under the skin... with no apparent cause.
Anyway, before I gave the doc the scoop I told him, "I'm sorry for this call, I'm probably freaking out for no reason, but I need someone to tell me that this is okay." He was really nice about it. I really like the pediatric practice we have DS in