Friday, May 2, 2014

FFOT: nursemaid's elbow

So, my daughter's been the one acting out this week.  She put shampoo in her hair Tuesday night, and then again on Wednesday night.  Tuesday night, I told her not to do it again; Wednesday night, I sent her to her room for the night (banned her from watching television).  She decided to dangle off of her doorknob, and popped her elbow out of joint.  Again. 

This makes the sixth time.

And the fourth time I've put it back myself. 

Nursmaid's elbow can fuck the fucking fuck off, especially after the kids are big enough to beg you not to hurt them while you're putting their elbow back into place.


  1. Ouch! Sounds like she may need surgery...

    1. Doctors (a specialist that we saw the first time, and our family doctor) have said that this is common--like, between a third and half of kids--under the age of six because they're growing so fast, and their tendons and ligaments have to be flexible to accommodate that. That's why our family doctor taught me how to put it back when it happens.