i can't wait to share about emily's mission trip to Peru.
she came home with so many sweet stories and pictures too!
i'm hoping she will work on a thank you/update letter for her supporters
& i will post that here too.
i think i mentioned earlier how upset she was when she found out she
potentially could have a torn ligament.
if indeed that ligament was torn, she would need surgery.
the day she saw the doctor was the day she returned from peru
the day prior to our family vacation at the beach.
she had been feeling so good
& i think had been such a good sport while away
that when she returned home
only to find out it was worse than she had expected,
it just completely blew her away.
she was basically told to stay completely off it
& wear a boot cast until further notice.
i really try to not to be the dreaded pointer outer of all good scenerios
& allow my children to be bummed or disappointed in a situation
that really is a disapointment.
i try to not be all
"well, look at the bright side. it coulda been so much worse"
not at first anyway.
having said that,
i was so glad that not only did they tell us she could go ahead & go to the beach,
they didn't slap a plaster cast on her either.
well i'll be honest.
emi was not the most compliant patient while we vacationed
i chose to not fight that battle all day everyday
in making her wear it.
(insert here: to my friends with toddlers,
those terrible two's might just come back to haunt you
around the age thirteen or fourteen. just maybe)
while we encouraged her to make wise choices
while we may have gave her the song & dance
that sounded something like the following...
"if you make it worse & i have to spend one of my beloved seven days of vacation
sitting in the emergency room in destin,
while handing over a $100 copay
all because you are over it then i will be a very angry parent".
we allowed her a little freedom
& did not make her walk around on crutches
we had her followup appointment yesterday
& the doctor asked if she'd stayed off it since her last visit.
& yes, we were honest.
he said she was healing remarkably well
& will not need surgery.
while she did break a bone in her tibia and another bone in her foot
the bruising on the bones was actually quite signifigant
but she could officially go off the crutches
& officially take off the boot.