Friday, March 27, 2009


So we took Asher to the ER today...AGAIN!!! But it was not due to allergies this time. I innocently "helped him along" by one arm, and he immediately was in a lot of pain. It was not a big, dramatic thing - you know how you just kind of help a kid get moving sometimes. I won't do that again! I could not imagine what could have happened to him by that small movement, but it kept not getting better. Beau even rocked him and got him to fall asleep so that we could make sure that he wasn't just upset. But even then, he would wince when we would touch it. So in the ER, they x-rayed him, and everything looked fine. So the doctor there told us what it probably was - a "nursemaid's elbow" - which is a partial dislocation of the elbow joint. I guess it's somewhat common in kids under the age of five or six. Anyway, he just quickly adjusted his arm, and he was better! It was AMAZING!!! I think it hurt him when he fixed it, but it was SO FAST, and within a minute he was giving us five and getting down to play. It was the fastest, most dramatic difference I've ever seen! It was a good thing we took him! I felt beyond terrible that I had hurt my little boy, but they made me feel better at the ER - because they knew just what it was, and did not suspect that I had done anything out of the ordinary to my child. I was scared of what might happen. But it all worked out ok, and now he and Ainsley are having late naps because their schedules were thrown off by all the "excitement".

Speaking of Ainsley, I think I forgot to mention that her second tooth broke through last Saturday, and I think a third one might be on its way soon. A couple of days ago, she found her feet for the first time and thought they were very she does anything that she can get her mouth on these days! =) Also, I introduced her to veggies this past week, and she is not a fan! I've tried carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes so far, and she pretty much hates them all. I'm not quite sure what to do about that.

I'm sitting here in a quiet house, with three sleeping babies (sick hubby included), and the rain has officially begun! We're even supposed to get some snow tomorrow. I was supposed to go play Bunko tonight, but I'm not sure it's worth getting Ainsley out in this weather. (Asher and Daddy are staying home.) Plus, they may all be sleeping still in thirty minutes - when I should leave if I'm going to go.

Also, please pray for my parents-in-law, brother-in-law, and his girlfriend (and I'm not sure who else) as they're running/walking in the Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, NM this weekend. Look it up on the web if you're interested to see what that is. It's pretty amazing! They've been doing it every year for a few years now.

Have a great weekend!!!


Kathy said...

Oh no! Glad he is ok...and you are ok...things happen and it's not your fault! I've never heard of that, but it's good to know. We are probably due for a trip to the ER, it's been a

Sara said...

Yeah, I think we can do WITHOUT anymore trips to the ER for a while!!! =)