I’m Impressed…

We had something bad that happened to Halee yesterday. Kristee was dancing around with her pulling her arms back and forth doing a little boogie. Then all the sudden Halee said OUCH! So they stop and Halee said that her arm was hurting. We asked where and she told us that it was her belbow (that’s her elbow). We did not have a clue as to what was wrong, but she pretty much quit using that whole arm and did not want us to touch it. We just tried to work with it to see what was wrong, but couldn’t figure it out. We thought maybe it would just go away after a few hours, so I took both kids on a walk for about a hour. In the mean time Kristee was looking stuff up on the internet dealing with elbow injuries in kids. She remember last semester that a professor of hers had said that dislocation of the elbow in toddlers under the age of 4 was common due to the fact that parents will lift their kids up by their arms causing dislocating the elbow. Her professor had said that it happened to his daughter at a day care and that he knew what had happened and fixed it immediately by putting it back into place.

After we got back from the walk her elbow was still bothering her a lot, she was still holding it like it was in a sling and did not want to move it from that position. Kristee looked at it some more and had found a website that gave an exact description as to what Halee was experiencing with her elbow. The website also described what to do if this has happened. I must say that my lack of knowledge about the human body did not understand any of the directions. Since Kristee was in school and was learning about all the different bones, muscles, and ligaments she knew exactly what the directions were saying. So, I held Halee in my lap real tight not letting her move and Kristee held her arm and followed the directions on the website and sure enough Kristee felt her elbow pop. She had pop her elbow back into place and immediately Halee lifted her arm up higher than she had since the injury occurred.

Halee was feeling 100%, she was able to do anything that she wanted with that arm. Kristee and I both needless to say were extremely relieved that she was back to normal. I know that I probably contributed to the injury due to fact that sometimes when I am carrying Gavin I will lift Halee up by her arms to lift her up over the child gate. I have decided that it is not a good idea and will not be doing that ever again. I know we will both be extremely careful when pulling on the kids arms. I am impressed with what Kristee has been learning in school and the fact that she was able to figure out what was wrong with Halee and that she was able to fix the problem. I must say that I am extremely proud of Kristee and what she is doing in school, she is going to be an incredible chiropractor one day…

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