Britney - posted on 05/03/2013 ( 28 moms have responded )
My son is 3 yrs old. i dropped him off at daycare on Wednesday after a dentist appointment. the owner was there but not his regular teacher. so i explained what was going on with my son. well the owner left at 3:30 and left my son with another teacher. they went outside at 4:45 to play on the playground. i arrived at 6 to pick him up and he was sitting at a desk with his head down. (which is completely unlike him) when he saw me he immediately started to cry. so i picked him up to comfort him and find out wht was wrong . when he calmed down he told me his arm hurt ( the left one) i asked what happened he said he fell off the slide. well the teacher he was with ( who is supposedly a nurse) says he didn't fall i was out there the whole time. timeand i looked at his arm theres nothing there but an old scratch. so she grabs his arm and started twisting it all over saying look theres nothing there. my sonat this point is screaming. i told her to take her hands off of my son. i collected his things and left. i tried to look at it but he wouldn't let anyone touch it. i gave him some Tylenol he started to move his hand a bit. Well when we got home and i finally got his shirt off his left elbow and upper arm were completely swollen and bruised. i immediately took him to the ER. they took xrays and said it was nothing more than a " Nurse Maids Elbow" . Well after 2 doctors and 3 attempts to pop his arm back it it didn't pop. So they wrapped up his arm and said after the swelling goes down it should pop back in on its own. Well the next morning my son went to school and I told all of the teachers that my son was NOT to be in that teachers classroom. At 11:30 the ER calls me and said that the head radiologist looked at my son's x-rays and that there was entirely to much fluid and swelling in his elbow for it to just be dislocated. That there was probably a fracture in the joint. And that I needed to bring him in to get a splint and sling. And take him to a pediatric orthopedist. About ten minutes later the owner of the school calls me and says he had a meeting with the staff and that my son's injury didn't happen there. And then proceeded to tell me that he was there until 3:30 and my son was fine. So I'm assuming that if he left at 3:30 and my son was fine and I picked my son up at 6 and he wasn't fine then unless they ILLEGALLY let my son leave the school with someone and broke his arm and brought him back before 6 when I got there then it happened at school. The owner took statements from all of the teachers ( which I can not have complies of b.c. they don't pertain to my son even though they "supposedly" tell what happened to him) and he stands by them in saying that it didn't happen there. To make matters worse the school then called DYFS on me b.c. of my son's arm..... I'm at a complete loss for words. I understand children fall and get hurt but for them to deny that he even fell and then let him sit in pain for over an hour is ridiculous. The said my son was writing with his left hand and everything(he's right handed). My son says that he told the teacher... which she denies... but said she checked his arm.... and when everyone asks him what happened he says he fell from the slide... if he was lying his story would have changed a million times he 3.... I just don't know what to do.