Thursday, September 5, 2013

She Got "The Boot"!

Poor Kendra didn't get the report that she was hoping for this morning. Last Saturday morning, the ER doctor 'sluffed' the whole thing off like it was no big deal but today's report didn't sound like that! She needs an MRI and an orthopedic doctor soon! They are being scheduled due to an avulsion fracture, serious sprain  and a torn ligament. (An avulsion fracture is when a chunk of bone breaks off the main bone. I had to look that one up.) The doctor said that it wasn't a chipped bone but a chunk of bone. Then he gave Kendra "the boot" which is much more comfortable due to the support. It is, however, hot (and I don't mean "hot" as in "cute"!).

Kendra is mostly upset that she can't drive. I have been...what?...amazed?... thrilled?...wowed?...relieved?... that so many people have offered her their services. Between offers of food prep to child care to driving services, her friends have been incredible!
Thankfully, I have been able to be here this week and Tom will arrive tomorrow while I head home to care for a few things. I will return mid-week if all goes well!
We are BLESSED that my sister, Paula (and Ron of course!) live 8 short driveways from here. We have been blessed beyond words, that after having lived in so many parts of the country, they ended up in Kendra's neighborhood. No one will ever know how much relief that this gives Tom and me. We can never thank them enough for all that they do for our family! Thank you Paula and Ron!
 Kendra's fracture could be a long repair/healing process
things could have been sooooooo much worse! She isn't in much pain! She doesn't have to stay off of her foot (at least for now). She has retired and nearby family to help out! The boys are very self-sufficient and easy to care for! Alexis is wonderful but is 4!
So now we wait for an appointment with the orthopedic doctor.
Stay tuned... 

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