Monday, September 22, 2008

a trip to the ER...

It was a CRAZY morning. The babies were all over the place when Camryn started sobbing. This is unusual for even her. She kept grabbing her left arm and wanted to be held. I checked her ALL over & could not find any swelling or most importantly blood. We could not figure out what had happened to her. After about 20 minutes of hearing her cry I decided I better seek some medical advice. I called the Pediatrician's office & they told me to go to an Urgent Medical Care or ER. I then called Michael to tell him that he needed to leave work & come to Grandma's to care for the other three. Luckily Uncle Bob was nearby so he came and watched them until Daddy got here. As I put her in her car seat she cried so I knew that she was hurt in some way. I decided to take her to an Urgent Medical Care near my work they seem to have a shorter wait time than a hospital. As I am driving I realize that I did not have her insurance card. Uh Oh! I better call Humana to get her card # since I did not know each babies ID #. After TOO much discussion the insurance lady had me in tears saying that they would not cover our visit there since they were not on the provider list. What is that!!? I was SO upset!! I called Michael, who was now on his way to Grandma's, and he said to take her to Holy Cross. So I was now headed there. Mind you Miss Camryn was now only fussing a little. We decided it was better to be safe than sorry so off I went. After filling out some forms and explaining about her insurance card, etc. we were waited for about 45 minutes to be seen. I do not like hospital ER's. There is TOO many sick people with G-E-R-M-S! As the time passed she got better & better. You would never know her arm even hurt her! Little stinker! I just think she wanted some "mommy time"! The Dr finally came in & checked her out. After checking a few things he determined that she had what they call a "nursemaid's elbow". It is a pediatric version of a dislocated elbow. It already went back into place by the time we were seen in the ER. He said it is VERY common with children especially under the age of 3 and gave us paperwork on it. $50.00 later she is fine, jumping around and being a normal 20 month old! I do feel better having a Dr tell me that everything was ok. However I could have not used...

a trip to the ER....

4 comments:

Mary Anne Whiteley said...

This happened to my daughter when she was about 2. It happened when she was holding hands with my husband and she fell but he held onto her arm so she didn't hit the ground. Apparently it's better to let them fall. It's a common injury and easy to fix.

Arnold Quads said...

I'm glad it wasn't anything too serious and every thing is okay!

maureen

rileyreese said...

One of my daughters elbow has done that 3 or 4 times but we learned how to fix it on our own and then she finally outgrew it!

I am glad that all worked out well but it does seem that they suddenly get better when you take them to the doctor!

cc said...

Sounds about right! Courtney did that to us with her foot one noc. wouldn't walk on it. After 2 hrs in the ER, she still limped, but she would at least put some weight on it! Stinkers! I have to say that I think 4 20mo old babies would deserve a metal for everyday no one got injured! LOL
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