I picked Honeybee up from school this afternoon and took her to the orthopedic surgeon. Sweet Pea had warned me that we should not be surprised if surgery was necessary, so I was ready for anything. Just this morning I got an email from my friend Jennifer whose son also broken his radius and ulna and is scheduled for surgery later this week.
They took a few x-rays, and then a couple more. Then the doctor requested an x-ray of her left arm to serve as comparison. After taking a good look at the collection of x-rays he determined that Honeybee’s arm is not broken. Can you believe it? He said it is badly bruised but he doesn’t see any fractures.
Honeybee was initially disappointed that she would not get a cast, but I was immediately relieved. No cast, no surgery, no list of appointments, no missed school — it all seems great to me!
Since I had the opportunity I asked him if he would look at her legs, one of which has a bit more of a bowed appearance than normal. He said that at some point in her life she probably had an injury or an infection that affected the way the bone has grown. I felt a pang of sadness that she was hurt and I wasn’t there; she had no mommy to hold her and make it better.
Honeybee will continue wearing a sling to school for another week and a half, and we have a follow up appointment scheduled. The splint was really bothering her, so in many ways she already feels much better.
How’s that for a happy update!
Thank you for all of your sweet comments and prayers. Maybe God decided to heal her; He can do that you know. We’re giving thanks.
I hope to share Honeybee’s special thoughts tomorrow if the day doesn’t get swept away from me.
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