My 29 month old daughter takes gymnastics classes, and fell the wrong way Monday. ER did xrays, said it looks like she has a fracture right above her elbow, put it in a splint. The orthopedic dr agreed and said it would be 7-10 days before the crack would show up really well on an xray (right now they just say there is swelling/padding on the xray that is consistent with a fracture.)
So it's splinted and in a sling, and nothing I say or do stops her from laying on her arm, leaning on it, and using it to climb up on things!! I am trying to keep her from getting hurt more and she just won't cooperate! I know she doesn't really understand, but she knows what broke means and she knows it hurts, so why does she insist on using it anyway?
I am getting SO frustrated. What can I do short of strapping her down, to get her to not try to use her broken arm??
Answer by Rosehawk at 10:25 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
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