Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sweet Libbie

There is no stopping our little Libbie. In many (most) ways this is a huge blessing ,but in other ways it's a curse! Since we've been home from China the poor girl has spent most of her time in a cast/casts. We finally got her orthotics worked out and tweaked and she was just rocking along... then at Hoot's birthday she managed to get in the bounce house with some bigger kiddos and she fractured her left tibia. It was considered a buckle fracture and not a compound. She walked on it for a week because the ER didn't detect the break. However at the end of a week of limping along, I called her WONDERFUL doctor at Shriners and sure enough it was broken. We just got the cast off a little over a week ago. Her Doctor told me she probably wouldn't walk on it for a few weeks. He wanted her to use her walker and his words were to "Keep her out of harms way!". With The Doll, this is much easier said than done. She is quick and stubborn. She wouldn't have anything to do with that walker... So day before yesterday she was on the play ground at school and was hit by a kickball in the left leg... she took a fall and cried but acted like she was okay. I noticed right away that she wasn't walking the same as she had been during the week. I am praying we haven't re-fractured her poor little leg. She has no muscle or fat on her left leg so there isn't much to soften a blow. I started having a pity party tonight and just feel so tired. Tired of dealing with casts, and trips to the hospital. Tired of the falls. It's emotionally draining to have a hurt child. When she falls its BIG and takes a long time to rebound. She is so fragile, but so independent and determined to do EVERYTHING on her own. She doesn't know that she has physical limitations.. which, like I said is a blessing most of the time. So were headed back to Shriners tomorrow for x-rays and I am PRAYING that it isn't broken. As I wallowed in my pitty I think God lead me to my friend Kim's blog.. 3Peanuts. I haven't had time to read blogs over the past month so I hadn't kept up with what was going on with little Ivy. My party is over and I'm asking that you join me in prayer tonight for Ivy and her family. I never link it right so just copy and paste. DSC_3343


  1. Want me to meet you at Shriner's and pray and visit with you? I have all day free. Call or text. Miss you.
    And your problems are still problems even if they are not as dire as someone else Shelly. I will pray.

    Perspective is good though:)

    Love you,

  2. Miss hearing about Hoot and Libbie. Hope your "new business venture" is keeping you occupied with LOTS of clientele!