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Should I go to the ER? user banned
22nd Aug '13

Okay my 3 year old out if no where is just crying about her arm. She didn't hurt herself , she was " working out" with me and sat on chair after and then started crying. Now she won't move it, I tried to move it and she winced in pain. She did this like a year ago too. I took her in. They said it sounded like her elbow popped out, they tried to get it back and she said it want her elbow and they did an X-ray . It was all normal. They had a splint thing they wrapped it in. So I wrapped it
Up in the same splint. She is sti crying. I know she was fine the next day after it happened. I feel bad but she never hurt herself? I think it would be silly to go to the ER.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
22nd Aug '13

That's kind of a hard one. But with my kids, when they persist for longer than a few hours, still crying, I know it's time to take them in.

C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
22nd Aug '13

If she's in pain I would take her in

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15526 posts
22nd Aug '13

I would take her to the ER she could have hurt it exercising. My son broke his leg going down a slide when he was little. I didn't think it was broken because he just twisted it to the side a little but it was. It wouldnt hurt to have it looked at.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18739 posts
22nd Aug '13

I would call the pediatrician first, maybe they'll want to see her or give you some further instruction.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting castaway:</b>" I would call the pediatrician first, maybe they'll want to see her or give you some further instruction."</blockquote>



J would but my kids put my phone in water, and SO needed his phone today do he took it!!

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
22nd Aug '13

I would go. Can you take her to an urgent care

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
22nd Aug '13

My daughter wouldn't lift her arm at all one time after she sat on the dog and fell off. She would try to lift her arm to feed herself and get halfway and shake and drop the cookie and cry. We took her to the ER, I just KNEW something was different about her. They started trying to pop her elbow in thinking that was it, apparently that's the most common injury at their age. I demanded an xray before they went around just popping shit and she ended up having a broken clavicle.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting castaway:</b>" I would call the pediatrician first, maybe they'll ... [snip!] ... instruction."</blockquote> J would but my kids put my phone in water, and SO needed his phone today do he took it!!"


That has happened to me. At this point I would take her then. Unless you have a neighbor that would let you borrow their phone.



Our neighbors don't like us.

Liam&Xander's Mama Due February 28; 1 child; Ohio 1061 posts
22nd Aug '13

my 2 yr old rolled out of his bed (twin bed on the floor) wrapped in his blanket, on carpet, and still fell just right and broke his collar bone. i thought he was ok and he fell right back to sleep (it was the middle of the night) so i thought he just scared himself, well the next morning he wouldn't use his arm and changing his shirt was horrible so i took him in.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:</b>" That has happened to me. At this point I would take her then. Unless you have a neighbor that would let you borrow their phone. Our neighbors don't like us."</blockquote>



Yea I'm waiting for SO then I will take her. In a couple hours, if she is still hurting

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:</b>" That has happened to me. At this ... [snip!] ... don't like us."</blockquote> Yea I'm waiting for SO then I will take her. In a couple hours, if she is still hurting"


Personally, that's what I'd do.



But then I have the child that cried for hours because he was mad at me claiming something was broken. Then when back up arrived he was perfectly normal. It's hard to tell with kids.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:</b>" That has happened to me. At this ... [snip!] ... don't like us."</blockquote> Yea I'm waiting for SO then I will take her. In a couple hours, if she is still hurting"


You know your daughter. If something is really wrong you will know. It only took me 2 hours before I took DD in.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" You know your daughter. If something is really wrong you will know. It only took me 2 hours before I took DD in."


See I'm a little indifferent to that statement.



The one time I was dead set my kid had a broken bone. He dragged it out for HOURS. I was packing him up, getting the husband home, I was ready to go.



And magically he was fine again. Now I do more "tests" to be sure.



Unless they're spouting blood....that little doubt is in the back of my mind that they may be ok.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" See I'm a little indifferent to that statement. The one time I was dead set my kid had a broken bone. ... [snip!] ... do more "tests" to be sure. Unless they're spouting blood....that little doubt is in the back of my mind that they may be ok."


I didn't just know because she was crying. She stopped crying. It was the way she moved her arm that I knew. She couldn't hold anything. Wouldn't roll over onto that side. Wanted me to help her stand up if she laid down. Something was just off. If I lifted her arm up she would start crying again.