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Speechless Sunday- Ending in the Hill Country Urgent Care

Alyssa in sling

Alyssa in sling

My poor little girl was crying and crying, and there was nothing I could do to stop her.  After 20 minutes of screaming, I decided to take her to the Hill Country Urgent Care in Bee Cave TX. 

We didn't wait one minute.  They immediately took her back and took two X-Rays for the "just in case", but they already knew it was Nurse Maids, where the elbow dislocates.

The doctor came in, bent her arm up, and in less than 2 seconds, Alyssa stopped screaming.  About a minute later, she was back to cracking jokes!  She thinks it's funny that her fingers are "wrapped".

Comment balloon 20 commentsDonna Harris • September 27 2009 07:37PM


Donna, what an ordeal for you and your little girl to go through today!  I'm happy to see her tears are drying up and she's finding her smile again! All the best!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 10 years ago

Donna - It breaks my heart when my kids are in pain or sick and there is nothing I can do.  Alyssa is a beautiful little girl, sling and all!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 10 years ago

Oh yes, I know what this is for sure.  My daughter had the very same thing happen to her years ago, twice. Just as you described happened to Alyssa, my daughter's arm was better in minutes when then put it back in place.

Gosh she is soooo cute. Love the pics.


Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Silvia, Yes, it was quite a scary ordeal, but she's just gone down to bed as happy as can be.

Michelle, Thanks!  The part that broke my heart was that she couldn't tell me what hurt. She's still too young to express that when she's so upset.

Patricia, Thank you!  And I can't imagine going through this twice!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

Donna, what an ordeal for one so small.  I'm glad she is okay and laughing and cracking jokes.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) almost 10 years ago

You brought back a lot of memories, Donna.  When my daughter (who is about to turn 21) was about 3 or 4 her elbow would dislocate all the time.  Once she was holding my hand in Sears and I was walking one way and she pulled to go another way because she wanted to see some toys! Out popped the elbow. Once it popped when my "mother's helper" was watching her.  (I don't know who was crying more--my daugher or my helper).  Once, the doctor even said to me, "Are you abusing your daughter again!"  (That really had me upset!)  It lasted for about a year, but I think it popped out about 7-8 times during tht time! 

Posted by Marie-Denise Kratsios, Where ever you are, that's where I'll be! (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) almost 10 years ago

I hope she's OK Donna!
What a great day to be alive!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 10 years ago

OUCH, I am hurting just looking at the pics.  Poor thing, I'm glad she is all better.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I am glad that Alyssa is feeling better. What a sweet picture of her being comforted by her puppy. My daughter has a similar one, she's had it for several years, perhaps as young as Alyssa. It is a dog, too, but to this day she calls it Beary, Dog/Bear, and it is always there for her too.


Posted by Lourdes Hoglo REALTOR® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Hi Donna... Oh My!  Poor Alyssa!  Any idea how she hurt herself?  I am always amazed at how resilient children are!

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

Poor Alyssa!  Breaks my heart, I can't imagine what it's going to feel like when one of mine breaks something and that's a WHEN not an IF!  LOL



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

June, Thanks, and she's much better today!  Woke up saying, "Take it off" so the splint came off.

Marie, Wow, I can't imagine going through this another time much less that many times!  I'm glad she's not scared from it!

Paul, She's a trooper!

Angelia, Thanks!

Lourdes, I knew something was wrong when even her puppy couldn't stop her from crying, so that's when we went to the doctor's.

Steve, We were walking in the house from the garage when she decided she wanted to stay in the garage. Basically, I went one way and she went another, but her arm came with me.  Apparently, it's very common until the age of 2 1/2.

Kathleen, FOOTBALL!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

Donna:  Oh my gosh !  Alyssa is such a little princess.  I am glad she is ok.  It just seems like yesterday when we were following the story of her "grand arrival."  What a sweet child.  And... what a great age !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

Wow...I opened up this blog and BOOM, it was like a trip down memory road.  My Elissa was throwing a tantrum the other day (beginning of September) and threw herself out of bed...right on her arm.  We took her to the doctor as well and sure enough, a hairline fracture of her Humerus.  So the pictures of your Alyssa look a lot like the pictures now of my Elissa!  Splinted and Slinged and not slowing her down a bit. 

Hope she is well and that this is a one time problem for her!


Posted by Ron Tarvin, Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095 (Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction!) almost 10 years ago

Hey, Donna. I hate to see anyone in pain. I am so glad to hear that she is feeling better. Well wishes, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Karen Anne, I know!  I actually used that moment as my favorite AR memory for the flashback contest.

Ron, OUCH!! She went to school this morning with no splint, and the teachers said she didn't even nurse it all day.  Like nothing happened!

Jim, Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

Poor baby. Sounds like she recovers very quickly, which is awesome. Hopefully you don't have too many of those ordeals. When Quinten broke his arm last year I was crushed. I knew it was going to happen one day, but was hoping he would just be lucky and never break a bone.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 10 years ago

She doesn't look like she is too happy, and it does break my heart when anyone is in pain, especially little ones.  Love the curly hair!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

John, I've never broken anything, but I've bruised many bones to where I wish they would have broken so I could get some kind of cast.  I think a bruised bone hurts worse!

Cindy, I have pics from the doctor's where she wasn't happy, so believe me, she was happy in the above pictures.  And her hair is topic of many conversations, which is why I like to put her "realtor" t-shirts on!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

This is Alyssa getting her sling on.  Now, that's an UNHAPPY face, but still much happier than 2 minutes earlier when she was screaming.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago