Mom woke up to sound of daughter screaming. But what medical staff does—she’s not ready

When she saw why her daughter was screaming, it wasn't what she expected at all
December 9, 2017 1:46 pm Last Updated: December 9, 2017 6:39 pm

Jenn Thelen woke up one early December morning to the sound of her 7-year-old daughter screaming. She thought someone had gotten hurt—but when she got on the scene, she realized what had really happened.

Their dog, Zoey, had gotten to the Elf on the Shelf, and now poor Sam (the elf) was suffering broken limbs.

Thankfully, Jenn Thelen was a trained medical professional. She also happened to be the nurse manager for the emergency department at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

So Jenn told her daughter, Aubrie, not to worry, because their best staff was on the case.

“After careful planning, the medical team wheeled him into the trauma bay,” the hospital said. “The team used expired medical products to work on the elf, and even a special pair of Santa’s magical gloves.”

“Aubrie knew that the elf could not be touched, but Jenn told her that the ‘magic gloves’ would allow the team to work on Sam.”

Watch the nail-biting surgery process below:

Magical Elf On The Shelf Surgery

"Jenn Thelen woke up yesterday to the sound of her 7 year-old daughter, Aubrie, screaming. Their dog, Zoey, had gotten the family’s Elf on the Shelf, Sam. Jenn is the nurse manager for the emergency department at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She told her daughter not to worry, because Arnold Palmer Hospital has the best medical team and they had 'special doctors' that could fix her elf’s injuries. Jenn took Sam with her to work that morning, and after careful planning, the medical team wheeled him into the trauma bay. The team used expired medical products to work on the elf, and even used a special pair of Santa’s magic gloves. Aubrie knew that the elf could not be touched, but Jenn told her that the 'magic gloves' would allow the team to work on Sam.One of our ER team members, Ashley, carefully put Sam back together again, and bandaged his injuries all up. She even sprinkled some Christmas magic (glitter) on Sam, when she was done. Sam was able to go home to Aubrie, later that evening. Jenn showed her all the videos and pictures of Sam’s day at the Arnold Palmer Hospital's ER. The magic of Christmas and Sam the Elf continues for Aubrie. Sam is now back on his shelf—and Mom will definitely make sure that he is out of Zoey’s reach."For our best love stories, subscribe to our free email newsletter: http://bit.ly/29l733Q#LoveWhatMattersCredit: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Posted by Love What Matters on Thursday, December 7, 2017