Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Poor Harry...

Yesterday, the kids and I invited a bunch of their friends from Little Explorers out to base to play at the Funspot. It was all going wonderfully until Harry came down from the playing equipment (its a HUGE treehouse- SO cool!) and was wailing that his arm hurt really badly. We checked him out and he seemed to be okay, plus he wanted to keep playing, so we let him go. He fussed a little at bedtime last night and woke up howling again this morning. After a quick phone call to Ga-ga the World-Famous Hockey Coach for some "wrist check" techniques, Jay and I determined we should take him in.
After a few x-rays (which he LOVED) and the cursory temperature, bp, weight checks (which he HATED), we found out that he had a dislocated elbow. They said its pretty common in little kids and shouldn't have any lasting damage since we caught it relatively soon. It is pretty painful for them (again, Harry with the high pain tolerance!), but he seems to be like 98% better already after the doc popped it back into place. 
In the meantime, Ems went to work with Jay... I will apologize to everybody around as the Queen of Destruction probably helped everybody NOT get any work done this morning!! hehe....

4 comments:

coco-ono said...

poor Harry indeed! I never would have known, good thing you took him in!

Linda Holbrook said...

Poor Harry! Good thing you caught it so soon :)

Kait T said...

Oh no! What a poor little guy :( I was babysitting a little girl once when *I* dislocated her arms (YES both of them) by swinging her around. Eek! Good thing I had been babysitting her for two years before that or else I'm sure I would have been sued or something :S
I hope he feels better soon!!

Kim said...

I meant to ask you today how Harry was doing!! And I completely forgot. He seemed to be doing much better, I'm guessing he's made a full recovery??