Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Please Don't Call DCFS

So today was one the most interesting doctors appointments we've ever had. Last night Tim was playing with the girls in the backyard and was swinging them around. Not so much smart. By 10pm Amelia was hysterical about her arm. It didn't appear swollen or out-of-whack in any way so we just gave her Motrin and got her to sleep. By morning it was pretty obvious something was wrong. She was cradling her arm and not using it at all. Called good ole Dr Stroman who told us to come in. From there, the fun began.

We were sitting in the room and he walks in, looks at her chart, and asks us what the problem is. Told him "Daddy airplane rides." OK. What happened next we EXACTLY like the scene from "The Karate Kid" where Mr Myagi "fixes" Daniel-san's busted knee. Dr Stroman claps his hands, takes Amelia's arm, twists it around til she is screaming and on her knees. And then she's fine. He looks at us and chuckles, "Never seen an elbow AND wrist dislocated. That's pretty cool. No more airplane rides."

7 comments:

Amanda said...

L.M.B.O!!!! Sorry, Amelia, sweetie...I'm sure it hurt. But oh my gosh!!! Was Daddy feeling a bit guilty today???

mintjuniper said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for posting--when's your trip down? I'm sure we'll meet unless I'm being eaten by alligators in Florida. Can't wait to get to know you better!

Oh yeah, better watch out for those airplane rides--could've been worse, she could have vomited all over your hubby, then you'd have more laundry AND double dislocations! Glad your sweety's okay!

liz said...

OUCH!

Heaven Sent said...

Poor girl. And I have to say it: "It's all fun and games until someone... "

You finish the rest! ;o)

Glad everything is all good now. At least you can blame Daddy!

Mommy Brain said...

You left out the part when the Dr. calls your cell phone to yell at you!

Frannie Farmer said...

Ouch. The pain. The agony ... and ohhhh the major guilt that must be eating away at daddy!

mintjuniper said...

Yesterday I tried to re-create said airplane incident, with Elise--her nosy mom stepped in, though. Drat! Oh well, we made her sick instead, of the sniffle and fever variety.