Paige Ferguson and her husband Blake were spending time at a friend’s house when Colton fell asleep. They placed the 6 month old on a bed that was only two feet off the floor. The made the “barrier” of pillows, like all of us have done. A few minutes later they heard a loud thud and then the dreaded crying. When they got to Colton he was alert and even smiling.
Colton’s mom decribe’s what happened next in her facebook post below:
I have really been contemplating posting this. But, i need Colton to be an advocate. I need people to realize the seriousness of a head injury.
This started from him falling from a bed that is only 2ft off the ground. He had a bump on his head. A bump. He was crying, acting alert and at one point even smiled.
Because we are paranoid parents, we decided to get him evaluated. We thought for sure they were going to say he hit his head, has a bump, and he will be fine. Not the case…
He fractured his skull and bled half of his entire blood volume into his brain.
Im going to be blunt here…Colton may not live.
Colton may live and never walk or talk.
Colton may be fine.
Colton may be delayed.
It’s up in the air right now and he is still fighting for his life because we are not out of the woods.
This is a nightmare. I dont want other parents going through this…i dont want any kid to go through this.
Please take any hit to the head seriously. I cant say this enough. My heart is broken. Our child is laying in front of us yet we miss him so terribly.
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.
Please continue to pray for him. I am trying to thank everyone but, because there are so many of you amazing people, its hard. I love and appreciate all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
After a long month , Colton finally opened his eyes but he still wasn’t out of danger. He suffered seizures but he was responding to his parent’s voice! The best news was he was no longer in a vegetative state.
Coltons mom wants you to share this, so no other family has to experience this unnecessary pain again! Take precautions and make sure your child is 100% safe when put down to sleep.