Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville mother nearly lost her 2-year-old son after he fell on a concrete basketball court last month. She now warns others to look out for the signs of traumatic brain injury.

According to the CDC, here is the full-list of symptoms of traumatic brain injury:

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Headache
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Irritability
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sadness
  • Sleep less than usual
  • Difficulty concentrating Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • More emotional
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Feeling tired, having no energy
  • Nervousness or anxiety

Additionally, children may not:

  • Stop crying and are inconsolable
  • Nurse or eat

If your child experiences these symptoms after taking a jolt, bump or blow to the head, take them to the emergency department immediately.