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Susan Sarandon's daughter reveals horror of baby son's head injury

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Emmy Griffiths
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Susan Saradon's daughter Eva Amurri has revealed that she is suffering from panic attacks and depression after her baby son's nanny accidentally dropped him, cracking his skull.

The actress wrote a post on her blog, Happily Eva After, about the incident. "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 wrote. "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… To say these were the most traumatic and anxious two days of my life is an understatement."

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Thankfully the star's baby son Major suffered no long term injury, however the mother-of-two has revealed the impact the accident has had on her life. "MAJOR IS FINE," she wrote. "Completely fine. 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… And even though I finally made peace with the fact that this freak accident could not have been avoided by me, it has continued to affect me to my core and in all aspects of my daily life."

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Susan's daughter Eva wrote about the incident on her blog

The actress, who also has a two-year-old daughter, Marlowe, wrote about how she was struggling to cope emotionally after the accident. "My instinct tells me that I have some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, possibly linked to some form of Postpartum Depression," she wrote. "My hormones were still not stable from the birth, and I suspect that all of this in succession probably triggered something. I'm not a doctor and I haven't been diagnosed by anyone, so I don't know for sure. Even typing those words scares me and makes me realise that there may be a longer road ahead to feel better than I would hope for."

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