26 Jun Jaeda’s Pain
There once was a little girl named Jaeda
who loved to swing from grown-up arms.
One day, she jumped too hard and got a bad owie.
Of course, they were visiting family in Michigan.
Her mom and grammie took her to urgent care.
They were too nervous with Jaeda’s owie.
So they went to the ER.
It was already past nap time.
Poor Jaeda. Poor Mommy. Poor Grammie.
When they arrived, Jaeda was given a bracelet.
It had a tail that made Jaeda giggle.
While they waited for the results,
Jaeda sneaked in a nap.
Then the doctor came in to say, “Nothing’s wrong with
your elbow, but we’d like to check your wrist. More x-rays!”
The doctor said, “It might be fractured; it might be sprained.
Wait ten days, and come back for another x-ray.”
Nobody thought that was a good idea,
but they didn’t know what else to do.
But that night, Jaeda only slept for three hours
because the pain was just too great.
After another awful night’s sleep, they went in to see their
family doctor. He said, “It’s Nursemaid’s Elbow, sillies!”
Just like Corban’s elbow was a few years ago!
Jaeda’s mommy was perturbed. The ER doc had said,
“No way, can’t be. The x-ray says it’s not dislocated.”
Since Jaeda’s doctor couldn’t pop it back in place,
he sent them to an orthopaedic doctor. The new doctor
was able to pop it back in right away, and less than
three minutes later, Jaeda was using her arm 100%.
Then the new doctor said, “Mommy, let me teach you how
to do it, so you don’t have to pay so much money next time.”