Finally! We found a method of restraining Elsie that actually works! Or that we were actually able to do properly, whichever the case may be. We tied a rope around her middle near her hips, just in front of her udder and secired it. This kept her from kicking me, but she would still move forward and back at times. After a while she would just stand there-wasn't even eating anymore. I'm so glad I was able to milk her out completely, as I think she needed it. I wonder if I'll be able to tie the rope around her middle by myself?
I have some research to do, and no time to do it.