Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dislocated...


Sam and Luke were playing downstairs...

Sam was dragging Luke by his left arm...

YEP,
You guessed it...

Little Luke came upstairs crying,
his left arm laying limp by his side.

He calmed down quickly and we had him rest and watch TV(distraction),
while his Momma observed...

Ya never know, what is really going on but after a half hour he still did not want to move that left arm.

So I took 10 children to church while Hubby took one very special little boy to urgent care.

They waited a long long time but in the end they got a great pediatric doctor who diagnosed Luke with a dislocated elbow. 

The doctor put it back in place with little effort 
BUT a bit of pain for our sweet boy.
Within 15 seconds he was moving his arm ALL OVER THE PLACE and back to normal!

He is doing great now!

We will need to be careful of that left arm for quite awhile.
Once this has happened it can easily happen again.

We prayed for him during church and are so thankful he is doing so well!

He is so cute! He told all the everyone at the urgent care how it happened.
(BTW Anna was there too... )

He is such a wonderful blessing to us!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, sweet boy! You needed another trip to the doctor, didn't you Jean?!

I'm so glad that he is all right!

Sue said...

Nurse maid elbow...Monika got that twice when she was 2 and 3. Both her dad and I did it to her by swing her by her hands. We were told she would always have that problem with that arm, and she never has had anymore problems with it and does gymnastic just fine. I hope Sam is ok too.

Jo's Corner said...

Ahh, Nurse Maids Elbow! The name came from way back when Nannies were called Nurse Maids and occurred when their "Little Charge" threw a tantrum and fell kicking to the ground. Popped that elbow out of the socket, because the Nurse Maid was holding onto the little hand of thus screaming child! ; )

I saw it many, many times in the ER. My little niece was pulled from under a bed by her friend and we took her to the ER. When the xray tech was positioning her arm for an xray, we heard a loud POP and a yell and then she Smiled! No sedation needed! Poor Luke! Did the Doc just pop it back in place? It really hurts, but the pain relief is instant. Sorry to hear about this, but it's now something to watch with your really small children.

It's a Wonderful Life said...

If it happens again just ask me and I can tell you how to put it back in so you will avoid the Dr. visit. It's very easy and after going to the doctor several times he taught us how to do it ourselves. Do be careful for a while. He needs things to tighten back up but he won't have long term problems with it.

Have Fun.

Wright Family said...

Yes my doctor's husband showed us how to pop it back and laughed at us for spending time and money on the emergency room.....at our small hospital they had called in an orthopedic doc who sent us home with our daughters arm in a sling......






ourchinagirls said...

We too have suffered through a long ER wait to have it pop back in just a few minutes before the doctor walked in! Fortunately that was years ago and have never had another case of Nurse Maids elbow!

Lori said...

Same thing happened to Lucy a couple years ago. Now I totally cringe when I see people swinging their little ones around by their arms.

It's so amazing how easy it is to fix (I wish we had known at the time! But the doctor showed us how in case it ever happens again)...and how they immediately are fine after that.

So glad little Luke is back to his playful self!

The McIntires said...

Ouch! So glad he is better and it was a quick fix!

Janet said...

We've had a few kids with this. Nurse-mom Jean should learn how to fix it. So easy, instant relief.
I had our Dr show me when we were leaving soon to go to China...I was afraid it might happen again in China.

thesleepyknitter said...

Nurse Maid's Elbow! Our little guy has this frequently. It cost us about $700 in medical bills the first time it happened, as the doctor thought it was broken and sent us to bone center across town for x-rays and etc.. Finally they figured it out. Now we fix it for free. Wish we'd known!