Saturday, September 6, 2014

One Down and One to Go!

It has been five weeks y'all

Five weeks!

Five loooong weeks...
 since my brave girl had surgery...
 and 2 casts that were almost as big as she is!
 It has been five weeks of Lizzie in a non-weight bearing cast and in a wheelchair!

Um, yeah, Lizzie + wheelchair = frustration and then determination!

After an initial rough period of adjustment, Lizzie made peace with her new "norm" (most days) and just figured it all out - like how to play soccer while sitting on the floor!

She amazes me and yesterday...

the arm cast came off and her fingers look just as amazing as she is and the best news of all...

she was able to change her full, non weight bearing leg cast for a partial, weight bearing, bright yellow cast!

We were all very excited and after only 5 hours out, this is what our Lizzie was able to do....
 Told ya!

In 2 weeks we go back and that bright yellow cast (to match her soccer uniform) will change to a brace and then we are in the home stretch...
for Lizzie...
cause we also heard the results of Lucy's motion study while we were there and found out that our sweet Lucy will also need to have surgery...
on both legs and guess what...
 yep, she will need 2 full leg, non-weight bearing casts for 6 weeks following surgery!!!
 Good times y'all!
Seriously though, our little one was not happy about this prospect.
 She has seen what Lizzie has been through.
She and Maggie have prayed for Lizzie at bedtime and...
 she is very upset about not being able to take a shower and feel clean.
 Lucy likes to be clean and I know where that is coming from and it breaks my heart!
So, right around Christmas, we will be back at Shriners and back at the wheelchair rental place and hopefully not in traction - me that is!
Please rejoice with us for our amazing Lizzie and please pray for our Lucy, who is not quite as determined as her sister and a whole lot heavier...
If this keeps up, I will never have to workout again!


Glass half full...


Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12


  1. Yayyy for sweet Lizzie! I'm so glad the worst is behind her. Praying that all will be well for Lucy; poor kiddo.

  2. I love reading your updates! So glad for the good news, but we'll continue to pray for your family!

  3. Happy she is able to still have a smile on her face. Poor thing!

  4. Did you know that you can buy waterproof cast covers? If you managed to get some of those you could keep Lucy a bit more comfortable by being able to let her shower