Probably all of us at school in the anatomy class studied first aid for bruises, fractures and other injuries, and even practiced the application of a tire in the classroom classes. However, over time, much is forgotten, which, unfortunately, can lead to bad consequences.
It happened to me. Children are known to be very energetic and mobile. It is sometimes difficult to keep track of them and it takes only a fraction of a second for something to happen. My little son climbed up the hill, she was not tall, she was fenced in and seemed to foretell nothing. There was only one rounded window, and as soon as I turned away for a moment, I heard the cry of my child.
Turning around, I saw that he had fallen out of the window and was lying on the sand, not moving and crying. I immediately picked him up and noticed that he hardly raised his hand. Having sat him on the bench, she asked to move her fingers – he moved. This calmed me down a bit, but in vain.
I was not able to immediately recognize a fracture of the radial bone in two places and provide first aid. Thus, I brought my child unnecessary suffering. Therefore, I want to remind mommies and other possible witnesses of such incidents, it would seem, elementary rules that should be followed, because in this situation I simply didn’t have enough knowledge and concentration.
How to recognize a fracture
First of all, this is severe pain, swelling or hematoma at the fracture site is possible. Basically it is impossible to move the limb, but in my case the child moved his fingers.
I was still embarrassed that my son quickly stopped crying, and during transportation he generally fell asleep. Perhaps this happened because of a painful shock or fear that you will need to go to the hospital. I also thought it really was a bruise. However, having arrived at the hospital and starting to undress him, there was no doubt left – the handle was bent at a slight angle.
The first thing to do
In such cases, it is better not to hope that it was a bruise or just hit the handle – as my husband said. An urgent need to contact the medical institution, while immobilizing the two nearest joints with a stick, ruler or other handy tools. And it is best to call an ambulance, leaving the limb motionless.
Do not feed or feed the child, as most likely anesthesia will be required. I think more than one child doesn’t agree to realize that he would be given a limb. Why are there a child! I’m sure the adult won’t do it either.
The injection of narcosis to my little son was not easy. Kept five of him.
Fortunately, everything went without complications, the bones fused. And what is most interesting, the son never complained about the pain in his hand or the inconvenience of walking with a cast. He jumped, ran, tumbled through the cast! 🙂
I personally learned that children are much easier to tolerate fractures than adults, and get better quickly, but I advise you to be vigilant and not get lost at the right moment!