Broken Arm, Solid Faith
About three weeks ago Liam badly broke his arm. We ended up in the emergency of the children’s hospital the day after he broke it – there was worry he had suffered a head injury as well, but it turned out the vomiting was just from the severity of the break and the pain he was enduring. He was put on the standby list for surgery to have three metal pins inserted to help the break heal. Three days later he had the surgery and was observed to make sure that went okay and we were sent home. The whole experience was awful and stressful and traumatic but we were thankful we lived somewhere his arm could be treated to heal fully. We were told that in three weeks he would be re-x-rayed to see if the pins could be removed (in most cases they could come out after that period of time) but he would get another cast for a best case scenario minimum of three more weeks.
We all prayed that his arm would get better quickly, however Liam kept saying in his prayers that ‘maybe it will get better so quickly I won’t need another cast’. I kept telling him things that basically conveyed the fact that in no way would he not need another cast. I didn’t want him to be disappointed or upset when he got the new cast after they took out the pins. But he kept praying it anyway.
Yesterday we went to go for his three week appointment. He got his pins out which was awful but…he didn’t need another cast. The pediatric orthopedic surgeons exact words were ‘I have never seen a child heal so quickly from that kind of a break.’
Pediatric orthopedic surgeon(s): 0
God: Loving perfection. A sure bet every time – I hope my son continues to teach me to always put my trust here first