I know your OH must feel terrible, but it really is quite common.
My MIL is a health visitor assistant, and she's warned us about swinging our LO by his arms (like when you're walking along, a parent either side, and swing them forward as you walk.). My parents used to do this with me and my bro all the time and we loved it, but apparently its the biggest cause of shoulder dislocation in toddlers! They're fragile little things in one sense, but very resiliant in another. They heal much better than us too.
Give him a big hug from me, and tell him not to blame himself
It happened to a friend of mine's little sister two or three times. I think each time was because something the LO's older brother did (fighting over a toy or something) Its sometimes called Nursemaid's Elbow. If you google it, you'll find it's pretty common.
my uncle did it to my cousin when he was about 2 (hes 4 now) he was trying to run into the duck pond so my uncle grabbed his wrist and pulled him back
its more common than people think just its not something a lot of people think about
tell your OH it could have been worse if he hadnt been holding her hand for you all x
Not happened as of yet but im sure its only a matter of time. A few wks back jessica started a full on tantrum and i always grab her hand otherwise she full force throws herself down and im always worried she bangs her head, anyway she always lifts her legs and swings herself round in a circle and this time i felt her arm pop, i panicked as she wouldnt use it but after about an hour it was fine and she has been fine since but im sure this is going to happen to me, i got such a fright and the thought of taking her to a&e panicked me because u worry they will think u have done it deliberately but im sure they see it all the time hun so tell you oh not to feel bad, u cant really win in that instance Kx
its very common in little ones as their elbow pin joint doesnt fit into the socket properly and is easily 'pulled' ds2 had a really bad time between 2 and 5 where his came out almost weekly in the end the hospital taught me how to put it back myself lol . once its happenned once its more likely to happen again iykwim its like the ligaments holding the elbow have stretched once so theyll go again. once they get to 5 their pin is usually long enouigh to sit inside the joint and would only popo out then with a significant injury
like i say though its very very common and i didnt realise how much so until i spent tonnes of timne at the hosp with brad with his. his would pop out just bending his arm funny to put his coat on
From everyone elses stories, it sounds very common, which I didn't know. Hope Holly is feeling better, and hopefully your oh will relax and not feel so bad after reading others stories and seeing that it happens pretty often.
I did it to my girl at 16 months. I was holding her hand down as we were walking down the stairs and she decided to jump down the rest. The dr. showed me how to put it back in place because once they've done it, its easy to do again. And I have had to do it again. My LO has such high pain tolerance though she kept on playing, but refused to use that arm.
My 3yr old is same.. I did it to her nd felt AWFUL Not once but twice lol..
first time she was about to run in to the road and i thought she'd broken something took her and they manipulated it back and then 2nd time she was dancing in kitchen and went to step back but there was a toy on floor she grabbed my hand and spun down anyways .. apparenty something as simple as play ring-a-roses can do it.. They told me when the child is 5 their ellbow joint matures and locks into place so when they 5 it cant happen again..
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