If you visited here late last week or over the weekend, you'll see that The Big Brave Boy had an exciting day on Friday.
Well, today we went to the orthopedic doctor's office. I was expecting them to say it was a minor break and that they'd leave the splint on. I was actually thinking I'd ask them to put a cast on the arm because the splint was getting so dirty and dingy looking after only 4 days.
Well, I didn't have to ask...
Not only did TheBoy get a cast (GREEN!), but he received a full-arm cast! SIGH!! And, we also received the news that since only one of the bones in his forearm is broken that it can be trickier to heal correctly. Apparently the unbroken bone can cause movement in the broken bone at the fracture and cause it not to heal correctly. We now get to visit the Ortho's office on a weekly basis! If the bone is moving inside the cast and not healing correctly, then "other options" will need to be discussed. YIKES!
Please continue to pray for TheBoy. We are praying for God's healing without surgery. We're also praying for patience for TheBoy. He is not too thrilled with the lack of activity, nor the lack of range of motion... Not sure which is a more pressing prayer need at this point!
The good news? God already knows all this. In fact, he prepared me for today with this in my morning Bible quiet time:
"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." Philippians 1:27
So, I will conduct myself accordingly: I KNOW that He is Healer. And, by His wounds we are healed. I will not live in the "what if", nor will I be ruled by fear. I will rest in His comfort, His love, His truth...
PS -- In case you're wondering, I DID have my good camera with me. Yep, I was prepared. But, I'm saving those pictures for another day!