Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Lauren and I were standing in the parking lot talking with my friend Tracy at school today when Lauren decided to go all wet noodle on me and collapse.  You know how little ones do that?  They just melt all of a sudden?  Well Lauren did that and I heard a snap right before she started crying.  She cried and couldn't stop.  I rocked her in the parking lot before putting her in the car thinking I could console her enough to stop crying.  Nope.  She cried all the way home and big tears fell from her cheeks.  We came in the house and I held her on the couch and for 20 minutes she kept her head buried into me and cried.  Nothing looked different on her wrist but she wasn't using her right arm.  I knew something had happened.  Her cry was full of pain and I couldn't make her feel better.  I decided to take her in.  She cried all the way there, while checking in, and in the watiting room.  She finally started moving around again and at one point she switched positions and howled and then it was over.  Like that, it was over.  She was exhausted but the crying stopped.  We got called in to see the doctor and Lauren was fine.  Like, completely fine.  She was holding crackers and her milk and climbing on the chair like nothing had happened.  The doctor determined that she'd pulled her elbow out of the socket and had knocked it back in herself and once that happened, the pain was gone.  I thanked her for her time and we left.  I felt a little silly although there was definitely reason for us to go originally.  We came home, I gave Lauren some Motrin and put her to bed.  She slept for 3 hours and woke up ready for some lunch.  And she's as happy as she usually is.  Whew. 
I hope she'll put it together - that playing wet noodle equals pain but I'm not holding my breath for that.  Apparently it's rather common.  She's not the first to play wet noodle and dislocate her elbow and she's not the last.   

2 chewies, a screwdriver, some milk, a pancake, and a banana.  Best lunch ever.

Looks like that elbow is holding up just fine.

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1 comment:

  1. It's like taking your car to the mechanic cuz it's going "bump...bump...bump" but when he takes it for a test drive it stops making the noise.


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