So many questions so I figure I would share a little bit more detail as this is going to be an interesting 6 weeks and I know we aren’t the only ones going through this or for anyone else later down the road who may need a little support. •
Penelope was playing on a park and fell about 5 feet off a ladder she was climbing up, it was no ones fault and accidents happen, after going to get it looked just down the road at her pediatricians they sent us to get X-rays and confirmed her left femur ( thigh bone) is broken completely through. •
Watching her go through so many hours of pain and then having to let them wheel her away was utterly heart breaking. Her surgery was to do a reset of things and put on a full body #spicacast which she will have on 4-6 weeks depending on how fast it heals. The reason for both legs and waist being in a cast is simply that there’s no other way to set and keep that specific bone in place for healing besides casting to hold her entire lower half in place. The bar between her legs will keep her hips aligned during healing. •
Her first night was rough but she has been a trooper today and has had no meds for pain and even insisted on daddy helping her go on the big girl potty. •
For the hundreds of messages pouring in thank you. If I haven’t responded just understand I see all of them and am overwhelmed with how many are showing support. •
Penelope is a trooper. I have to say it may be harder on mom and dad at this point, she is entertained with so many amazing gifts being sent over and such sweet nurses making sure her every request is filled.
To say I’m overwhelmed is a bit of an understatement, with new puppy training, my due date for baby in just 5 days, and a 5 year old to keep entertained and taxied around to school, I know we have a long way to go, but we will take it a day at a time and I am learning to just accept and take peoples help when offered. •
Just know the messages, comments, prayers, meals, gifts, all of it are just so appreciated and we are blessed to have such an outpouring of sweet caring people showing support. 💕