Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.
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Monday, April 24, 2006



A Trip to the ER

With Sarah this time and not Rebekah.

The girls were playing yesterday and Sarah fell backward against the couch and then Rebekah fell on top of her. After that Sarah wouldn't take more than 2 or 3 steps without stopping, screaming and grabbing her left leg. We called the pediatrician's office and spoke with the on call nurse. She suggested we give her some motrin and see how she is doing in an hour. If she was still hurting after an hour, then we should take her to the ER for xrays. Well, she was still having problems an hour later, so Mommy and Sarah head to the hospital. Grandma M stayed home with Rebekah. It was rather strange to be taking Sarah to the hospital instead of Rebekah.

At the ER, they took xrays of her left leg which didn't show any fractures. By the time we were seen in the ER, Sarah was walking OK and wasn't really acting hurt. The ER doc suggested that we do not give her any more pain meds (that might cover the pain so that we couldn't see it) and see how she was doing in the morning. If she was acting fine, then don't worry. If she still had problems, she should see an orthopedic doctor and he gave me the names and number for the pediatric orthopedic doctors at the hospital.

Well, this morning when I set her down she took two or three steps and cried (not as loudly as the day before), grabbed her leg and wanted Mommy to pick her up. Not really what I wanted to see. So just after 8am, I called the orthopedic doctor's office and left a message to try to schedule an appointment. They called back and we set the appointment for 3pm. After a while, Sarah was doing ok - walking fine and generally seeming ok. Really, for the rest of the day, she has done fine. We kept her appointment, anyway, just to have her checked.

The orthopedic doctor didn't see anything on the xrays either. He examined her, looking to see if she would wince (or otherwise express pain) and she didn't. He said that even with a hairline fracture she would wince, so he is pretty sure that she doesn't have any fracture. It is probably something in her soft tissue - like a bruise. She may have better times and worse times and if she is still having problems in a week, we should schedule another appointment.

It is good to know that there doesn't appear to be a fracture. Now let's hope that she continues to improve and we don't have to follow up.

Throughout the last two days, any time Sarah saw antibacterial hand wash on the wall, she had to have her hands washed. It was really cute to see. How many 19 month olds do you know who would recognize the hand wash and tell you that they wanted their hands washed? She is a smart little girl.

Nothing much is new with Rebekah. Daddy got to pick her up from school today, while Mommy took Sarah to the doctor. She seemed to like having Daddy time and riding in Daddy's car.

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At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 4:15:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

sorry that Sarah, got hurt, but glad that she is better!
it's good hear, that Rebekah is enjoying her time with her daddy!

hope mommy is doing ok!
take care

huggs

 
At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

It's been awhile since I've commented --I'm overdue! So glad to read that Sarah's fall wasn't serious.

As for the previous post on potty training ---Olivia will be four in June and still isn't potty trained. argh! We have been more successful of late by offering her a "surprise" when she goes on the potty ---I just went to the local mission and picked out a bag full of small toys (Happy Meal types) --in one of those - everything-you-can-fit-in-the-bag-for-a-quarter deals. Now, when she uses the potty - she gets a "surprise". Bribery probably isn't the best way to go about this --but we were getting frustrated at Olivia's lack of concern over the whole potty issue and nothing else was working. I was resolved to think that we would be packing a pull-up in her lunch box for school at this rate! SO...I'm saying all of this to say...I'm with you! I feel for you! And I'll be praying that Rebekah "conquers" the potty --just as Olivia will --SOON!

Blessings from PA,
Deb

 
At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 1:27:00 PM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

JEESH! NO MORE HOSPITAL!!

praying

 
At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 2:11:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H Left a thought...

Glad Sarah is doing OK.

School? Sheesh, where have I been? Good to know Rebekah likes--and gets--Daddy time.

 
At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:48:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

My oh my - just when you think you've got a break from the hospital... so glad there was no fracture.

 

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