Nursemaid's Elbow

Don't know what that is!? Yeah me either until 2 nights ago. We were walking out of Carl's Jr. and Dan was holding Carter's hand when he fell to the ground because he didn't want to go in his car seat! So Dan pulled him up by his left wrist and pulled the elbow out of the socket. Carter started crying really bad so we knew something was really wrong, not just a boo boo. We then went to Target and he just sat in the cart and didn't move the arm. We didn't know if we should go to the ER or not so we went home. We tried to put his pajamas on and change his diaper and he screamed bloody murder! So then we went to the ER and luckily didn't have to wait for hours to be seen. The doctor checked him out and said he had nursemaid's elbow and it can happen from swinging a kid by his arms, or pulling his arm. It doesn't happen to children after they are 5 and is most common in 1-3 year olds. So Carter sat on my lap and the doctor put the elbow back in the socket and he cried so hard! :( Then everything was all good and we had our little terror back. Sorry if this was boring but I wanted to type it out since this is kind of a journal. Someone reading this probably learned something new!


Nikki said...

Wow, thanks for educating me! I'll be sure to be careful from now on. Poor little guy!

Kirk + Chelsea said...

that same thing happened to my little sister when she was little! It was so scary and I was the one that did it to her, I felt so bad. I'm so sorry for your little guy, but I don't think there are any long term affects from it luckily:)