Ivanka Trump took to Instagram on Tuesday to warn parents about the dangers of concussions after her daughter took a hard fall.
The 37-year-old mom of three shared to her five million Instagram followers that Arabella, 8, was playing a game on Monday and fell, hitting her head. “Yesterday Arabella slipped playing Gaga and hit her head hard (thankfully, she is fine),” Trump wrote on her social media.
She continued, “Parents/Caregivers: below is an excellent resource for concussions – or TBI [traumatic brain injury] – that is worth reading and passing along,” linking out to an article from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on how to identify concussions.
The fact sheet provided by the CDC reports that nearly 800,000 children a year across the United States are taken to emergency departments because of traumatic brain injuries.
33 PHOTOSIntimate photos of Ivanka Trump's family lifeSee GalleryIntimate photos of Ivanka Trump's family lifeA little over a year ago on Easter Sunday, this little chick was born and our family was complete! Happy Easter! ??You are my light, my love, my life. Happy 9th anniversary, Jared.Happy Mother’s Day to my incredible mom, Ivana. And to my children, thank you for giving me the gift of motherhood. You are my inspiration! #mothersdayStraight from the plane to a date with the kids in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. It was an amazing trip, but it’s great to be home!Theodore caught contemplating if he’ll be able to eat his body weight in birthday cake. (Postscript: he came insanely close ???? #babymath #1stbirthday #cousindateLearning to code with Arabella tonight! By supporting computer science curriculum in our schools, I hope that all children will have the opportunity to become fluent in this language of the future. #WomenInSTEMIt’s hard to be away… especially when this little dude is waiting for you at home! It’s good to be back!Exploring the wonders of the @smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ?New Year’s Eve + Last Night of ChanukahEpic first Monster Truck show with the kids! #MonsterJam @monsterjamliveMarine One ??Sunday in Palm Beach!After-school fun making hamentashen for Purim with Arabella and JosephJoseph’s favorite exhibit at @amhistorymuseum was Ralph Baer’s workshop, inventor of the first video game! #STEM #Smithsonian #latergramSunday Morning #moodWatching Marine One land on the South LawnTaking a call in the White House with my personal assistant Theodore. ❤❤❤❤Such a surreal moment descending the steps of Air Force One for the first time with my family.?Goodnight! ?Blair House, DC #latergramWith my family at the inaugural interfaith prayer service at National Cathedral.Heading to the parade! ?? #inaugurationArriving in Washington DC with my family.A very special moment! #MAGA #Inauguration2017My little packing buddy!Baby it’s cold outside!2016 has been one of the most eventful and exciting years of my life. As you close out yours, I wish you peace, joy, love and laughter. Happy New Year! #NYEBeach Buddy???Up Next
In particular, the CDC describes a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI— caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.”
Parents should be on the lookout for symptoms such as clumsy movement, slow talking, a loss of consciousness, as well as mood and personality changes. Appearing dazed or stunned is also a symptom of a concussion, as are headaches, nausea and vomiting, balance problems and feeling foggy.
Rare cases may involve a collection of blood, called a hematoma, and manifest in signs as different sized pupils, a worsening headache, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, seizures, unusual behavior and loss of consciousness. These symptoms should be taken very seriously by caregivers and require immediate medical attention from a professional.
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