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Eva Amurri Martino reveals infant son cracked his skull when nurse accidentally dropped him

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Karen Butler
Actress Eva Amurri Martino, a cast member in the motion picture comedy That's My Boy, arrives at the premiere in Los Angeles on June 4, 2012. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Eva Amurri Martino, a cast member in the motion picture comedy "That's My Boy," arrives at the premiere in Los Angeles on June 4, 2012. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Amurri Martino has revealed in a blog post that her family's night nurse accidentally dropped her infant son and he cracked his skull on a hardwood floor.

"I'm in an emotionally bad place," she wrote Sunday. "I'm depleted and anxious, and I haven't been giving my anxiety and feelings the attention they deserve for a little while now. I've been hoping that powering through would get me to the other side, but I've finally realized that feelings don't work like that."

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She then went on to describe an awful November incident involving her young son Major James, who is now 3 months old.

"A couple of days after Thanksgiving, our Night Nurse fell asleep while holding Major and dropped him, and he cracked his head on the hardwood floor," she explained. "Kyle and I were sleeping at the time and were awoken by the sound of his head hitting the floor, and then hysterical piercing screams. He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain, and was transported by ambulance to Yale Medical Center where I spent two harrowing days with him to receive emergency care and further testing. To say these were the most traumatic and anxious two days of my life is an understatement. If you read my post about choosing Homebirth, you know that I have an [irrational] phobia of Hospitals. To be in one for two days under such circumstances was nearly unbearable for me, not to mention how scary and emotional those days were for the entirety of our family."

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She went on to say her baby is "completely fine" now.

"Though he had the fracture, some skull displacement, and bleeding, the skull did not touch his brain and the bleeding was localized," she noted. "Further MRI's showed no brain damage and we were discharged by experts in pediatrics and neurology with as excellent of a prognosis as we could have ever hoped for. We were absolutely, divinely lucky that day. He had no other broken bones, and no spinal effects whatsoever. He has been healing well, hitting milestones, cooing, smiling, and generally showing us that he is and will be ok as he grows and develops."

Martino, who is the daughter of actress Susan Sarandon, said she waited until now to share her story because she was focused on her son's recovery and worried about people on the Internet unfairly judging her.

She added that the "extremely upset and remorseful" nurse is "no longer working for our family, though we forgive her."

Martino's credits include Californication, Undateable and That's My Boy. She married NBC Sports personality and former soccer pro Kyle Martino in 2011. They also have a 2-year-old daughter.

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