Tuesday, October 13, 2009

all the braces

A couple of months ago...Donovan twisted his ankle. That condition (Peroneal tendonitis) has not healed after 2 months & visits to the Dr. He now wears a brace...hoping to stabilize it enough so that the tendon will heal and he will not have to have surgery.
Last week on Friday...Suzy was showing a little boy I was babysitting her loft bedroom up these stairs....

At first when we moved into this cabin....I required her to tell us when she was coming or going up the ladder so we could help her. We let go of that...because she had been doing well at maneuvering up and down. But on Friday...she came down, like she usually does by herself...and fell all 7 feet onto the wood floor, landing on her little face. Her hand was underneath her. I couldn't believe she didn't bruise her face or injure it more! Praise the Lord for protecting her. She did bleed inside her mouth for a little, cutting some of her gums...but her teeth were still all in place! She nursed that hand for the next 2 hours and would not use it. So we took her in to the Dr. and found out she fractured her wrist.

So now her and daddy have matching braces.


Something she is proud of.....me? not so much.


She will have this air cast for the next 3-4 weeks. The Dr. chose to do an air cast because when putting a plaster cast on a child this little, after not using the arm for 2 weeks the arm shrivels up so much often the cast will fall off. I was so thankful for this Dr. and her knowledge and the fact we can take this cast off and wash her arm and dress her easily. I am praising GOD for protecting her. It could've been so much worse!

quote of the day:
Suzy: "mommy, girls aren't supposed to spit!"
this may or may not have been she witnessed me.

10 comments:

Holly said...

Praise the Lord Suzy wasn't hurt anymore than what she was! Yikes! that little sweetie! I pray for your family....and Donovan too! :) I wonder where she learned to spit! Oh wait, maybe Donovan & his sunflower seeds? Ya think?

Kim said...

I was wondering what happened! Kathy told me she saw you at the Urgent Care. Thank goodness she wasn't hurt any worse!

cheryl said...

I'm so glad it wasn't any worse! I'll be praying the braces do their work.

wanita said...

o poor thing! and she's so small! cute quote!!!! lol

sherri said...

So glad God protected your little angel. How scary for you.

Mary said...

That is the cutest picture. What a tough little girl. Thank God little ones heal so quickly.

It was so good to see you Saturday.

Jenn said...

Thank you Jesus that Suzy didn't get hurt worse!

Bless her little heart!

How is Momma doing? I'm sure it was very hard on you....mommies usually take it harder than the kids do.

Love ya!

Jewel said...

Oh wow, sounds scary! So glad to hear that she got a minor injury!

Cindy said...

You're trying to get your family picture on the "wall of fame" at the hospital right beside ours, aren't you? :)

Mary said...

For the record Heather...I like house updates. They make me happy. Don't feel like you have to keep posting just for me, but if you're excited about it...post it. I'd love to see.