My 3 year Old Broke My Elbow! Ouch!

How about this for a freak accident! I’m laying on my side with my hand under my head.  My 3 year old daughter came bounding on the bed, which is nothing new.  She kneed my elbow perfectly on the corner.  OUCH!  But, being a mom I blew it off.  It’ll go away, right!?  That was Saturday the 21st.  By Monday, when I got up my elbow was still not moving well and was still was hurting pretty bad.  I went to my regular doctor, who told me it was acting like it was broken and sent me to x-ray. The x-ray place tells me I have a “comminuted fracture of the electronaut”. Not having an ounce of medical knowledge, I’m thinking my elbow exploded. They sent me home and I had to call the orthopedic the next day.  I prepared myself all day for the worst.  The orthopedic doctor put up the x-ray, Which unfortunately I don’t have the picture of and reveals my daughter had broke the corner of my elbow off!  It’s floating around and the reason it hurt so bad is that the tendons were/are rubbing that broken piece around.  Upside is no surgery and only a sling!  Hooray!

My 3 Year Old Broke My Elbow! Ouch!

So, she sent me on my merry way. Wednesday the 25th rolls around and my elbow was as red as Rudolph’s nose and hot. To me that’s infection.  Ugh…..  Back to the doctor I went this past Friday.  He told me I need to relax more and stop doing so much. Ok, I’d LOVE to do that.  However, I need to care for my family.

As of today, the swelling has gone down and I’m feeling better each day. I have a feeling this is going to be a long healing process.

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22 comments

  1. Stefanie says:

    oh my! hope it heals quickly!

  2. Jennifer says:

    omg. how crazy.

    hope it heals quickly while you’re “not doing so much” lol

  3. Oh, my goodness — this makes my stomach turn! What a CRAZY accident!

  4. Kelly says:

    It’s crazy how just hitting the right angle can break a bone. I hope that you heal up quickly.

  5. Ouch! I hope you heal quickly.

  6. Amanda says:

    Oh my goodness! That’s craziness!

  7. HilLesha says:

    Awwww, sorry to hear that! :(

  8. Billie says:

    Oh man, I’m so sorry. I hope you heal quickly.

  9. Connie says:

    ICK! It hurts just to look at it! Take care of yourself!

  10. Oh my gosh I would be in such pain! That is crazy but at least only a sling. I cut my hand and was so upset for a few days how bad it affected getting stuff done, take care of your self!

  11. Kathleen says:

    Ouch! How crazy is that? Hope it feels better soon!

  12. April it’s amazing how much we miss a hand, finger, foot etc. when it’s hurt and unusable.

  13. Super ouch!! I hope you are feeling better!

  14. OUCH!!! Glad to hear that its feeling better

  15. I’m cringing just reading this. This is for sure a freak accident! Hope you feel better and heal fast.

  16. Lolo says:

    YIKES! Glad you are feeling better each day.

  17. Colleen says:

    Yikes! Ouch! I don’t know what else to say.

  18. OUCH, that looks like it really hurts.

  19. Courtney says:

    Ouch!! Hope you heal quickly!

  20. debra says:

    I hope you heal quickly. That is incredibly painful!

  21. Ouch! Hope you heal quickly!

  22. Oh man! Yikes. Hope it heals quickly!

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