Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Accident prone is an understatement

LG has to be the most accident prone child EVER!!! If it is going to happen, it is going to happen to her. She is 4 and has already had stitches, a black eye, been involved in an accidental death of a pet and had two casts!!! Seriously, I swear I am not a bad parent, she's just fearless and wild! I thought that boys were the ones who always got hurt and if that's the case, I am scared for Carson.
Our latest accident consisted of LG dislocating the radial head from her elbow joint. This injury is most commonly referred to as "nursemaid's elbow." She and one of her teachers were playing on the playground last Tuesday. LG tried to get away from her by buckling her knees and dropping down to the ground at which time the teacher pulled up on her arm. POP~out comes the bone. They called Andy and I immediately. We rushed her to the dr and as soon as he saw her, he knew exactly what it was. He said it happens ALL THE TIME. So please if you're reading this, do not pull your children up by their arms, swing them by their arms, etc.~it is not pretty. He had another dr come in and put it back in place because apparently that is the worst part. Dr. Lacy and LG are pals so he didn't want her to associate that experience with him~I love him!!! 
That was supposed to be the end of the story. But with my child...of course it's not. By Wednesday night, because she would not move her arm and left it hanging down by her side, her left hand was super swollen.
We were referred to an orthopedic on Thursday who confirmed that she had nursemaid's elbow and put her arm in a cast for a week to keep it immobile and give it time to heal. 
(don't mind the big baby to the right eating the cake~post to come)
I am not sure if physical therapy is in our future but we go back tomorrow for them to remove the cast and check the progress. I'll keep you posted.
Funny story for the day~I wanted to take a pic of LG's hands (pic above). We were in the car on our way back from Wednesday night choir. She received a CD that night of the song she will be singing in the Christmas program at church so we can listen to it and practice it. As I'm sure all you parents know, we had to listen to the same 2 songs all the way home that night. After I took the hand picture, she asked me to take a picture of her singing, "Hallelujah."
I don't even know what to say now...:)

1 comment:

  1. So glad it's "just" a "nursemaid's elbow", but man that's scary!

    Hopefully she's getting all this craziness out of her system!! :)