Summer Break

Hi – Webmaster here. Getting some rambunctious kids ready for bedtime tonight turned into a trip to the Children’s Medical Center ER. Tad managed to break the femur in his left leg. Deanna is staying with him tonight at the ER; eventually they’ll get a room (a Children’s nurse said they are unusually full right now). I’m home now with Ane.

The orthopedic surgeon will be taking a look at his films shortly (he was on call). Early staff opinions are that they may be able to set the bone (under general anesthesia) without surgery, but then his entire lower extremities would need to be immobilized (casted) for 6-8 weeks. The ortho-doc will make the final call on that.

Surgery or not, he will still have to be immobilized and that’s simply going to make for a very different summer than we had hoped/planned for.

More information and details will come. Your prayers are needed very much. Thank you.

9 Responses to “Summer Break”

  1. Secha
    July 25th, 2008 03:36

    *hugs* to all of you. I’m sorry to hear about what happened. =( My thoughts are with you all!

  2. Ressis
    July 25th, 2008 06:52

    Our prayers are with you. At least this happened after Disneyland and he was able to have fun on that vacation.

  3. Cousin Shelley
    July 25th, 2008 07:59

    Poor guy. 🙁 I’m so sorry to hear about this. I will say a prayer for his little leg…and for you & Deanna. I know you will need it.

  4. Aimee
    July 25th, 2008 10:11

    I’ve sent word to the ladies at church. The kids and I are praying for you all. Let me know if there is anything we can do.

  5. friend
    July 25th, 2008 13:55

    We’ll help however we can.

  6. linda
    July 25th, 2008 14:06

    Oh my goodness! Such a Boy! He certainly has challenged his bone structure! hugs to him and all!

  7. Oddball
    July 25th, 2008 15:10

    Even though we are in Texas, we will do whatever we can to help.

  8. Aunt Lynda
    July 27th, 2008 10:13

    Hi and hugs to all. I’m in Westport (remember Westport? You haven’t been here for a while. It’s available) Didn’t have internet but this time it’s here! (I don’t understand, but I”m using it.)
    So, so sorry about the little leg. I know there’s nothing I can do that Louise wouldn’t do, like baby sitting, but will surely be sending good thoughts your way.

  9. L.
    July 27th, 2008 22:01

    Prayers from here, too!
    Kids heal quickly….in the long run, this whole experience will probably be much harder on his parents than on him.
    Sorry you all have to go through this.