Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino has revealed her baby son suffered a cracked skull after a night nurse dropped him just after Thanksgiving.
The mother-of-two also revealed she believes she is suffering from ‘some form’ of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder possibly linked to post-natal depression as a result of the horrific accident.
She revealed that her son Major James is now ‘completely fine’ and has been ‘healing well’ and ‘hitting milestones’ at three months.
Eva, 31, who also has a daughter Marlowe Mae, two, made the candid admissions in an emotional blog post on her website on New Year’s Day.
‘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 recalled on HappilyEvaAfter.com.
‘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.’
‘The guilt I bore in the days and weeks after this accident was more intense and more damaging than anything I would wish upon my worst enemy,’ she said.
‘I wept in the hospital, telling anyone who would listen that it should have been me. That I was to blame.’
‘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 effect me to my core and in all aspects of my daily life,’ Eva added.
Since the traumatic accident, Eva, an actress, has been suffering from nausea and dizzy spells as well as panic attacks and sleeplessness, as she details in her blog post.
She described how she majorly overreacted when the toddler daughter fell in the playground, sobbing and shaking in her husband’s arms even though the tot was perfectly okay.
‘It’s nearly impossible for me to trust anyone but myself to take care of Major now,’ she wrote.
‘Hearing Major cry hard immediately triggers my memories of the moments after the accident and instigates an immediate panic attack– my heart races and tears spring to my eyes.’
Eva no longer has a night nurse and is focused now on caring for her two children by herself.
Eva married sports broadcaster Kyle in 2011 and the couple live in New York’s Westchester County.
She uses her blog to shares her stories and experiences about becoming a mother, detailing her pregnancies and deliveries and the challenges she faces as a parent.
In May, she revealed that towards the end of 2015 she had suffered a miscarriage at 10 weeks, and how it had left her fearful she would never be able to have a second baby.
When she learned she was pregnant again, for a third time, she described it as ‘terrifying.’
She said it took months to be able to feel excited about the new arrival and to share the happy news with others. She didn’t tell her blog readers about it until she was four months into the pregnancy.
‘I fight the fear of loss every day – even now. I’m over four months pregnant and I still have moments of panic and wariness that my worst fear could once again come true. I allow myself these moments, and try to breathe through them,’ Eva wrote.
‘When I’m scared, I speak to my Son– I encourage him to stay with us, and tell him how much we are longing to hold him and to welcome him in to our family.’
She also shared how her son was in breech position for two weeks before he turned to be head down, much to her relief. And she also shared details of his natural home birth on her blog a week after his October 19 delivery.
Eva also went public with how she had to fire her nanny after the woman made unwanted advances towards her husband.
She described how, while she’d been away on business in New York, Kyle had received a message from the nanny which read: ‘OMG. Girl, did I mention to you how hot and sex my Boss is. I would love to f*** his brains out ha haah. Too bad he seems not to like thick Latin women with lots to hold on to LOL.’
Eva wrote: ‘Clearly, that text was not a mistake. If it had been a mistake, she would have been humiliated, so frantic to make it right (I’ve been there with mistaken texts, I know).’
‘That text was sent out as a missive to test the proverbial waters with my husband and give her an opportunity later, when alone, to bring up a sexy dialogue with him.’
Just three weeks earlier, Eva wrote a post revealing how devastated she was after she was forced to fire her previous nanny of a year and a half, whom she and her daughter considered part of the family.
She did not reveal the exact reason why, only that she ‘caught her being untruthful with me in a major way.’