Thursday, April 22, 2010

kelsey's hospital stay


so kelsey had surgery on her arm last thursday. remember the dreaded horseback riding accident of '05? the one where she fell off the horse and suffered a compound fracture of the right forearm resulting in two shiney titanium plates and eleven screws in her dainty little arm.

well in the last year she has had a lot of pain when playing sports or lifting weights (she's doing some power lifting, my little girl is a HOSS). we took a trip back to her doc and he said it all had to come out.

long story short the twenty minute day surgery turned into an eighty minute sugery with an overnight stay. the bone had grown over parts of the plates so instead of just removing them they had to CHISLE the bone off the plates michealangelo style.


we ended up on oxygen for a few hours since she was having a hard time keeping her o2stat up (it was 63, it should be 100) she is doing alright and back at school and will be in a cast at least until the 30th at which time we should change into a splint. we hope. otherwise her prom pictures aren't going to be as good as she hopes.

anyway here are her before and after pictures, enjoy!

i hope you are all having a great week and pray for an even better weekend!!


ps-blythe's knee surgery is tuesday :) i know i know, what are we doing? we are trying to get our girls healthy, whole, rehabilitated, and ready for fall sports! keep us in your prayers!!


Indigo Children said...

thinking of both girls and wishing them a quick recovery.

The Stearns Clan said...

She is such a beautiful and strong young woman. I am so proud of how brave she is and what a tropper. Tell Kelsey we are continuing to pray for her and we will pray for Blythe's surgery. Love you guys and I will see you soon. We miss you so much!!


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