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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What happens when.....

What happens when a newly turned 3 year old runs into the path of an almost 11 year old? 

The 3 year old gets a broken clavicle.

Yep. Evelyn broke her collarbone last Saturday. Poor thing.

It happened about 8:00 Saturday evening. We debated on seeing if she would sleep through the night and see how she was Sunday morning but she just didn't seem to act right. She would be fine one minute and then move just a certain way and scream out in pain.

Sooooo glad we opted to take her in. 

The sling we got from the E.R. was quite large for her. Her hand was inside about 3 inches. It would not stay put. We really weren't sure what to do with it though. I tried safety pinning it so the strap would stay tightened but the sling still slipped all around. She could also lift her arm up and climb places, which wasn't good.  Lifting her arm resulted in more screams of pain.

We were able to get her a new sling that was closer to her size. Here is Evelyn in her new sling.

It still did not keep her arm across her belly the way we wanted. See how it's sort of freely hanging to the side? 

So we resorted to the good ol' ace bandage.

Thanks Mom!

Evelyn doesn't like the process of putting the bandage on, but she is much more comfortable once it's in place.

We still have to watch her and make sure she is not climbing but at least this keeps her from getting her arm caught and pulled up too high. She is still in some pain, but not enough pain to keep her from building a blanket tent with her big brother and sisters today. She's a trooper.

What have I learned from this experience?

-Always listen to your gut.
-Three year old's don't like to wear a sling.
-Three year old's don't like to wear an ace bandage over their sling.
-Three year old's don't like to ask for help climbing up and down while wearing a sling.
-Right-handed three year old's do pretty well eating and coloring with their left hand.

Have a blessed day! ~Tammy

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