Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Round 2 of casting


Four weeks ago, Amelia had both legs casted to try and straighten her knees.  Amelia did so good through almost the whole procedure that I knew our prayers were being answered and I was very thankful for that!  The first tears came after they were on; everyone left the room and she realized she couldn't move her legs.  I felt so bad for her.  The crying didn't last long, but it was only the beginning of five long, tough days.  The first couple days are supposed to be the hardest, but then as she gets used to them, it should get better.  The first night was terrible.  Amelia woke up every 20 minutes with painful screams; it was heartbreaking.  I think we only got through that night because we were assured it would get better... it didn't get better.  Prior to this, Amelia was taking 2 hour naps and sleeping through the night and now she was barely sleeping at all.  I had a feeling something was wrong right from the start.

On Friday afternoon (day 2), we determined that Amelia might be having muscle spasms.  So, her doctor gave her a prescription and we were looking forward to some relief for Amelia and us!  However, she couldn't keep it down.  We tried everything we could to disguise it...nothing worked.  We were so disappointed.  Over the weekend, Amelia seemed to be getting used to the casts and getting around a little more, but she still wasn't sleeping.  The muscle spasms seemed to be less frequent, but worse when they did happen and there was nothing we could do about it.  By Monday, Amelia was still very restless at night and had not taken any naps, so her doctor decided it was time the casts came off.  After getting them off, we discovered sores on both of Amelia's heels.  :(  The plan was then to keep her doctor updated on their healing and go from there.  Amelia fell right back into her routine of sleeping, which I was so thankful for! 

Sparkly hot pink, especially for her big sister, Elsie.  :)
Today, Amelia is scheduled to have the casts back on.  The sores are still there, but mostly healed.  The plan is to change the casts weekly for as long as it takes to straighten her knees.  However, this set will be on for 2 weeks. 


Thank you so much for your prayers for Amelia and the rest of us!  Those five days were so hard on all of us that we need and so appreciate your prayers!

Some specific prayer requests then would be...

...that the process of getting the casts on goes smoothly.  I'm a little nervous how it will go this time around because of her bad experience.

...that her legs, feet and especially her heels are protected from irritation.

...that she will not get any muscles spasms or pain from the stretching.

...that she is able to sleep comfortably with them on.

"In the natural, many things are impossible.  But in the supernatural realm with God, nothing is impossible.  God wants us to believe for great things, make big plans, and expect Him to do things so great that we are left with our mouths hanging open in awe... We can be bold in our asking, and Ephesians 3:20 challenges us to ask for big things."   - Joyce Meyer

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..."  
Ephesians 3:20
 
 Jeremy Camp - Same Power


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