This is Hannah's ear... after it made a connection with a softball at her grade5/6 camp trip this week. The ball luckily for us was thrown and not hit by the bat or else I have a feeling our camp trip would have ended on a fast trip to the hospital in Winnipeg. She was checked over for a concussion and had none but she did have a fast hard sleep about 5 hours after. So hard in fact that my girl friend Jenn was a bit freaked out when she pried open Hannah's eye and there was no response from Miss Hannah...
I think the cartilage on the ear is probably 'smooshed' = the equivalent of a break. We will be heading to the doctor on Monday because the hearing in the ear is muffled. Dennis thinks it is all down to the trauma the ear has endured and I sure hope he is right.
I am feeling a bit anxious about this. There was a large lump behind her ear about 3 hours after and bruising... the bruise is turning yellow now but there is still a small lump... Her ear only hurts to touch if you touch the outer part of it where it is really purple on the 'rim' of the ear.
I am working on having faith in the teacher that checked her out (he is an ex-RCMP officer and has first aid training and concussion training too) that he would have sent us to the hospital if it were needed.I am trying to not flip out about it and get all "Oh my gosh what if she has a BI!?' but believe me it is taking all I have in me.