Thursday, January 31, 2008


So for about the last week, off and on, T. has complained about his leg hurting.

He thought it was his shoes... they were hightops, and getting a little small.

So over the weekend, we bought new shoes.

Monday, of course was his dental surgery. No complaints about his leg for a couple of days after that... I figured the new shoes must have solved the problem.

But then again yesterday his leg was hurting.

So last night, I had my nurse-y friend, Christa come over to take a peek at it.

I was concerned because it was looking really swollen. And if felt like there was a lot of fluid in it.

So Christa, after looking at it, recommended that we have someone check it out.

This morning, I called Shriners and explained.

They had lots of cancellations because of the snow so we were able to get right in.

And then we spent three hours there, as they took blood and fluid to send to the lab. And x-rays. And they discovered that he has an infection in his bone from one of the screws in his leg. And he needs surgery. In the morning.

So, 6:30 am tomorrow morning we'll be back at Shriners - and in the hospital for at least a couple of days.

Obviously, he won't be leaving Spokane on Monday.

And probably won't be leaving the country next Thursday as planned.

I'll keep you posted when I get more information.

But it probably won't be until after we're home from the hospital.

(I'm not really reacting at this point. Just doing what needs to be done. But you can pray that all the details of my family and T.'s Visa, which will need to be extended, will fall into place. I'm a little overwhelmed.)


  1. corey2:51 PM

    Okay - now I have the answers to your facebook not respond to your wall questions. Wow, big curve ball - more prayers heading your direction especially as it relates to physical and mental endurance. Wish I could popover to help with family and details - although as I watch the news, I figure that I would be unable to get through with all the snow and potential avalanche issues....remember when we used to sing "nobody told me there'd be days like these...strange days indeed, most peculiar mama..." I heard it the other day (Jared is into John Lennon) and I thought of you and me singing that....I now know what it means.

  2. Tawnya5:19 PM

    love you

  3. do live an exciting adventure. I am praying

  4. Debbie7:41 PM

    So the leg pain was for real after all! Do you need help with the kids tomorrow? We'll be praying for you and T. I'll call the hospital later in the day and see if he's up for a visit. Hang in there!

  5. Praying, too. WHat a crazy ride this is!

  6. Oh no.
    I am praying for all of you!


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