'He Was Alert, He Even Smiled, But He Had Fractured His Skull': Mom Posts Important Warning To Other Parents After Her 6-Month-Old Son Falls Off The Bed

A mother is warning parents all over the world about the importance of taking any and all head injuries seriously. 

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

Paige Ferguson's Facebook post went viral after she shared her scary ordeal. Her six-month-old son, Colton, had fallen and hit his head from a bed that was no higher than 2ft off the ground. 

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Most parents know to watch for signs of alertness when a minor head injury like this occurs and that was what Paige did. It seemed he was fine and all he had was a bump on the head. 

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

"He was crying, acting alert and, at one point, even smiled,"  the mom said.

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

Despite signs that her son was probably okay, Paige insisted that he should be taken to a hospital to get checked out.

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

She was not worried about it, though, believing that doctors would examine Colton and confirm that he was completely fine.

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However, that was not what ended up happening. After tests were done, it was discovered that Colton had fractured his skull and there was bleeding in his brain. 

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

"Colton may not live," Paige said, adding that even though he may survive, there might be ramifications. One minute, her little boy was fine and the next, he was fighting for his life. This was every parent's worst nightmare.

Paige Ferguson / Facebook

Paige chose to share her story in hopes that other parents learn to always look into any fall or head injuries. 

Please take any hit to the head seriously. I can't say this enough. I need you to hear me... get your kids checked out! Please. The old tale of "if the bump is outward you're safe." is NOT true.

Colton underwent emergency brain surgery. As a result of his brain injury, he had severe epilepsy and doctors also suspect that he might have cerebral palsy as well.

But Paige is not giving up on her son and will do all she can to ensure he has a happy and healthy life. 

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Source: Paige Ferguson / Facebook

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