Thursday, May 2, 2013

Prayers for my Xoë

Xoë, Duchess the cat (Rowyn brought it to the hospital for her),
popcorn, and a Fancy Nancy pedicure.
We believe in making the most of a bad situation!

Well, yesterday was quite a day, and not in the sunshine-and-rainbows way. At about 12:30, my daughter Xoë was running through the yard, and her shoe came off. She tripped, fell, and broke her arm. We took her first to her primary care doctor, who sent us for x-rays. The x-rays showed fractures, so we ended up in the ED for treatment.

Only they couldn't really treat her. The fracture is a Milch fracture, which looks like a piece of bone twisted away and up. It's right at her elbow, and there's another crack around the ball of the elbow too. After the awesome PA we saw in the ED made phone call after phone call for us, the new orthopedist in town verified that he wouldn't touch it and we'd have to go out of town. So after six hours and three different medical sites, we ended up with a splint, a sling, and an appointment at Johns Hopkins for Monday.

Xoë was amazing through it all. This was the first time in her 7.5 years we've ever had to take her to the doctor for anything but a checkup--but boy, when she needs to go, she needs to GO. Surgery is the most likely recourse, though we won't know anything for sure until they see her at Hopkins.

I'd so appreciate prayers for my brave little princess. Not only does she hurt, not only do we have a long way to go yet before this is stable, but it's a complicated, high-risk-in-children fracture, and I don't even want to think about all the issues it could cause. So please pray. Pray for the short-term pain and the long-term healing, pray for the doctors, for the travel, for everything.

Thanks, everyone.

17 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about sweet little Xoe, but we'll be praying hard.

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    1. Thanks, Naomi. You pray for mine, I'll pray for yours. ;-)

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  2. I'm praying for your sweetie too, Roseanna!

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  3. Awe! Praying!

    (Seriously...only check-ups? Wow.)

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    1. Seriously. She's never had anything more than a cold or the flu, and I'm not the type to take 'em in for that. We've been so blessed!

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  4. Poor thing, will be praying. John Hopkins is a really great place :) I think my cousin had a break similar to that, I don't know really because we're the same age. In kindergarten she fell off the monkey bars and broke her arm pretty badly. She says she "broke her funny bone and there's nothing funny about it." She healed fine!

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    1. Don't focus on what could go wrong because most of the time it doesn't happen, Keep telling yourself "this too shall pass" because it does. I have a connective tissue disorder so I'm super prone to injury but the worst has always passed.

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    2. Thanks, Tonya. =) I'm optimistic by nature. And praying a lot! And praising God for making kids resilient.

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  5. Your "brave little princess." What a perfect way to describe, Xoe! Tell her Stephanie says she probably needs lots of ice cream.

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    1. She had it for breakfast, LOL. And doesn't that have a nice ring to it? One of my first stories that I wrote in 2nd grade was The Brave Princess. ;-)

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  6. Will be praying for your brave princess. Poor dear!

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  7. Hi Roseanna, I am so sorry and will be praying for your precious daughter. I know it is so difficult on parents when children are facing something like this. At least she will be in the best of care. Please keep us updated on her progress.
    Blessings
    Joy Hannabass

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  8. Oh, Roseanna - praying for your brave princess - AND your mama heart. And all the rest.

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  9. Aww ... I'm so sorry, I'll be praying, for your daughter AND for you too!

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  10. I am so sorry, Ro! I just saw this! am praying!!!

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  11. Thanks, everyone!! She's being great, but it obviously hurts, she hates not being able to play, and she's scared about what happens next. So keep those prayers a-comin' and know they are so, SO appreciated!

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