Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful When Hard Decisions are Made for Me


After my daughter's accident, there were a few decisions that the doctors required me to make. One such decision was surgery on her clavicle. At first the break looked slight which meant the bone had a 85% chance to heal properly on it's own. That left a 15% chance of it NOT healing correctly which would mean range of motion could be lost and/or surgery to correct. I turned my decision over to God and asked Him to give both the doctors and me wisdom. A day later it was decided that a new x-ray was necessary. The first x-ray was done while Breanna laid on a bed. A new, upright x-ray was ordered to find if the weight of the arm would change the displacement of the fractured bone and to also rule out the possibility of a double clavicle break (one on each side!). The picture on the left shows the displacement. Surgery was clearly necessary. And only the left clavicle broken. Thank you, God, for taking the decision out of my hands.
The picture on the right shows the hardware that will allow the clavicle bone to heal correctly. The plate and pins will remain in Breanna's shoulder for the rest of her life. Yesterday we saw Breanna's surgeon. The bone is still healing and until it is completely healed Breanna will need to continue wearing a sling - not what she wanted to hear but good news is that it is healing properly.

I am so thankful for having a God to give the hard stuff to (like decision making).
I am thankful that God answers prayers.
I am thankful that He equipped medical doctors and nurses who have healed my daughter.
I am thankful for a mighty God who is the ultimate physician.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Praise God...He is so good.

    So so thankful for this outcome, Laurie! To God be the glory...

    all for Him with hugs to you
    Nikki

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  2. Yes, Nikki, HE IS GOOD!

    Over and over again He has shown me His goodness.

    Cyber hugs are also good. :) Thank you!

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  3. Yes, Nikki, HE IS GOOD!

    Over and over again He has shown me His goodness.

    Cyber hugs are also good. :) Thank you!

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