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Whew!........... scary story.......... anyone who is a father had to be in major pucker factor reading it and cold sweats remembering it.
No kidding! Maybe a little PTS for dad. I know I would be replaying that in my head over and over and over.
My son is a skier as well but does not race. I was amazed last year at the size of the new bucket that he needed. 11 year old boy in an adult medium helmet. Bought one of the helmets with a high rating that fit him well. Few dollars more than the others but as mentioned worth it.
Glad that she is OK, Scott and that the care she needs is available.
Who was the manufacturer of the helmet she was wearing?
I see the POC helmets are popular with the racer crowd.

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:28 AM
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Based upon the fact that there were several dents on your daughter's helmet makes me hope the experts at the hospital fully vetted the fact that she had no brain injury via MRI/MRA or any other means that might have been available to them. You may consider follow up's with a neurologist and further tests to fully clear that potential. Not that she is very mobile at the minute, but she should reduce head movement activity for a while as an additional cautionary thought.

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:35 AM
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Wow, glad she is ok. I have had my bacon saved by helmets twice mountain biking over the years. The helmet won't prevent concussion per se but blunt force and penetration injuries which it did for her well. Watch closely for concussion symptoms. My step daughter was injured seriously by a van in New York crossing the street. Once her body mostly healed she spent the good part of a year recovering from concussion symptoms that were never diagnosed. The docs were focused on all of the broken bones.
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UB all the best to your young daughter...when she went out of sight "Dad" kicked in!

The advice to make sure her concussion symptoms are tracked is very important.

Heal well, young Lady.
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Based upon the fact that there were several dents on your daughter's helmet makes me hope the experts at the hospital fully vetted the fact that she had no brain injury via MRI/MRA or any other means that might have been available to them.
This. Get her an MRI ASAP.
The hidden blood clots days/weeks/months later are a real danger.
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Wow, that's one harrowing story. I don't usually comment on sick/injured children threads because they freak me out and honestly, I don't know what to say. Sounds like you dodged a bullet, though. I've been skiing since childhood and death or serious injury is always "just a shot away."

Best of luck on a quick recovery.
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Glad to hear she will be ok. Hope she mends quickly.
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Glad she's okay. Had to watch as my youngest flipped a 4 wheeler several years ago. Still sends a shiver when I think about how lucky we got. Hope she has a full recovery and gets back on the slopes.
You'll probably play it over and over in your head (I know I did and still do) and I can't tell you how to stop that. Best I can tell you to do is try not to.
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Glad to hear that the helmet worked. I’m shopping for a new cycling helmet now.
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Glad to hear she’s ok, and I hope the recovery is quick and full. Her first time back on the slopes will be an emotional day for everybody.
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Thanks for everyone’s concern. We will ask again about an MRI when we see the doc on Wednesday.

Her helmet was a K2 kid’s helmet. Her new helmet is a Rossignol Hero Race helmet.

Today she is limping around like nothing happened. I skied that run again today (the knee deep powder was amazing) with a group of parents from the kids’ ski club. The cliff she went over was higher than I remembered but there was pile of powder under it which would have dampened her landing.

She will ski again this year (Doctor allowing) and I’m not going to push her to try anything harder than a blue until she decides she is ready.
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WOW, I am sure it felt an eternity trying to get to her? I'm happy to hear she came through with generally minor injuries and wish her a quick recovery.
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Thanks for everyone’s concern. We will ask again about an MRI when we see the doc on Wednesday.
Don't ask. Don't be nice.
Demand now!
Now!

This should be standard practice in such cases.
Establish a baseline. Those big expensive machines are there for a very good reason. To give basic information to people.

Blood clots and sudden deaths are common. Even in the youth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-head_injury have lead to sudden death from blood clotting.
Falls account for 35.2% of brain injuries in the United States
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Thank her lucky stars. Helmets are absolutely mandatory, in my book.
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Don't ask. Don't be nice.
Demand now!
Now!

This should be standard practice in such cases.
Establish a baseline. Those big expensive machines are there for a very good reason. To give basic information to people.

Blood clots and sudden deaths are common. Even in the youth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-head_injury have lead to sudden death from blood clotting.
Falls account for 35.2% of brain injuries in the United States
+1. I fell off my tub and hit my head hard on my marble countertop a couple years ago. It rang my bell pretty good and it took a few months to get over the concussion symptoms. Watch out for headaches, dizziness, nausea and sensitivity to light...
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I am glad to hear she will come out of it OK, that is a scary day!
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We had the follow up on Wednesday. The doctors were really pleased with her progress and want her putting weight on the leg again. We decided to return her walker. She is limping but is otherwise doing great. Our next follow up is Feb 12th, at which point I’m hoping she gets the all clear for gymnastics and skiing.

They didn’t entertain the idea of an MRI. We were looking at her old helmet again... it’s really beat up.
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We had the follow up on Wednesday. The doctors were really pleased with her progress and want her putting weight on the leg again. We decided to return her walker. She is limping but is otherwise doing great.
Thank goodness.
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A sobering story... glad she's ok.

Convinced me to go order a helmet just now... even though I'm a slow skier, you never know what might happen.
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Back in HS I did a 'kick-out' off a big jump on the bunny hill.
At dusk. Tired.
It was a "Last run for the day, I promise." sort of thing....when most accidents happen.

Ski tips hooked in the snow and I landed on my front.
Shoulder hurt. Went to the red cross station.
Suzy the nurse completely ignored me, while talking to Betty for half an hour about a party, and then she left unexpectedly.
My buddy eventually drove me to a county hospital in the boonedocks.
About 5-7 hours after injury a "tired" doctor arrived and flung my arm in the arm with a loud snap. "Does this hurt?"

All good. Could have been much worse.
Count our blessings.

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