We are sure glad she got a cookie after all of this!On Sunday night while her Daddy was getting her ready for bed he discovered something was wrong with her leg. Because Hazie cannot feel anything past her paralysis point someplace between her ribs and tummy...she did not notice anything. But Dad did. Her little left leg was all red and hot to the touch and bruised. Also dad stretched her legs out and noticed one leg looked longer. He could also hear a clicking sound when he moved her leg in the quiet room. He then asked, "Hazel, what happened to your leg? To which she curiously replied..."I don't know, what happened to it?" If there is any bright spot here this is it. No pain.
Jen immediately took her to the ER and this is what they saw. A broken femur and a mystery attached to it as to how this might have happened.
So they admitted her and they spent two night in the hospital. The day after the break they decided against pinning and that was probably because her little bones are so small. So she was sedated, the bone set and this horrendous cast put on instead. Now the bone looks like this...
The only problem now is waiting for the bone to knit. Have you ever prayed about knitting before? Me neither, but I sure am now. For a child with spina bifada everything is complicated. We must now pray for no respiratory problems due to inactivity and not being able to sit completely up, no infections, no skin problems due to the abrasion of the hard cast on very delicate skin, and no circulation issues to worsen. Also prayers that a little four year old can remain in this awkward position of neither sitting nor lying down, for six weeks and not feel tremendous boredom and worse, frustration. And equally needing prayers are her mom and dad who need to keep turning her all day and all night to prevent a lot of the above possibilities from being a big issue.
Where would we be in this crazy life without the refuge of prayer. I find such peace in knowing that you will be OK Hazie and this is why...
And not just me and Grampa but lots of other people that love you and wish you well. Especially all of your big family and good friends. The world is full of people that care and for that we are grateful. It is also full of wonderful medical helpers and you seem to get your share of their caring skills. Thanks to all of them too. And mostly to your little family, Mom and Dad, Piper, Julia, Chloe, and even Molly, your puppy, who is there to brigthen your days. One day at a time we will all see you through this...along with your angels and God who never sleeps. We love you, Hazie. Be of good cheer. Any prayers that you might offer up for her recovery would be appreciated.
Tummy time on the rotation schedule!
Yay for a brand new squishy bean bag and a smile!