A couple of weekends ago, my mother-in-law, my sister-in-law and my three nieces (ages 2, 4 and 6) came to visit us for a ladies weekend. Randy, in an effort to preserve his sanity, left town for the weekend. We 8 ladies had a great time together.
|The little ladies at Graeter's after eating half of their ice cream. They wore the other half.|
|Wild ladies at the zoo.|
Off to Children's Urgent Care we went. We had a bunch of x-rays which she screamed through because 1) I had to touch her arm, and 2) she had to move it.
It wasn't cool.
The doc pronounced her "not broken" and said she had Nursemaid's Elbow. A tendon moved from where it was supposed to be. He twisted her arm to pop it back in. I had to hold her down; more screaming.
It wasn't cool.
Doc left us for about 20 minutes then came back to check on her. Generally, kids with Nursemaid's Elbow are good as new about a half hour after having it fixed. Aleena still refused to move or use her arm and hand. I was given instructions to follow up with our pediatrician on Monday (this happened on a Saturday night).
|Ready to leave Urgent Care|
|Still won't use her arm, but pudding sure does help.|
After 2 weeks, she will have more x-rays and they will be able to see if the bone has new growth (healing a fracture). If there is no new growth, we'll be sent on our merry way to resume life as normal. If there is new growth, she may get another hard splint. By the way, the difference between a full cast and a hard splint: the hard splint is made of half of a cast and ace bandage and doesn't require a saw for removal. The hard splint can not be removed for baths or other water activities, just like a cast.
Not to be outdone, Ellie is having a little bit of drama of her own: her first loose tooth!
She is so excited about it, she's been running around the house yelling "woohoo!" then stopping to wiggle it. She has made me, Randy and Aleena wiggle it and she even told the dog all about it.
|"I really love my loose tooth!"|
What's the going rate for a tooth these days? I used to get a dollar from the Tooth Fairy for my teeth.