Friday, October 07, 2005

Sad times here and fracture #7

Last Friday, September 30th, at 5:55 a.m. we received the call letting us know that one of Scott's best friends, Todd, was killed in a horrific car accident. He leaves behind 2 boys, ages 8 & 4, and many, many close friends as well as his mother, father, and sister. Then on Sunday I learned of the death of little 11-year-old Haley, one of our "liver" friends. We are so saddened here and are trying to cope with these losses of vibrant, young life.

On the day of Todd and Haley's funerals (Wednesday) my Mom watched Shelby for us. Shelby fell a couple weeks ago off the table at the doctor's office (see "What a day" post) and hurt her shoulder. Now, 2 sets of x-rays later, a large bump has formed at the inner end of her left clavicle just under her neck. Mom took Shelby to the orthopedic doctor (her one here in Rockford, not Chicago - she has 2, you know) and he feels its a fracture that is just not showing up on the x-rays. Why? Who knows. It is still quite sore for her, but she does use the arm fully until she bumps it. Picking her up still causes her pain and so does touching the bump. Its about the size of a large gumball, bigger than a marble, but smaller than an egg. If the bump gets bigger or the area gets red, then the next step would be a CAT scan with radioactive dye. Please pray that it just continues to heal and the pain lessens for her. She has already broken each collarbone (fractures #3 and #5), but has never had a lump like this.

Please, please also pray for Todd and Haley's families and all those whose lives they have touched.


Becca, Jason, & Natalie said...

Awe, poor sweet Shelby. I hope that she feels better. It's amazing isn't it - that even with a broken bone you still can't get her to slow down. She amazes me! Please give Scott hugs from us.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Shelby's latest break. We are also very sorry for your loss of your friends.
Take care and stay strong!
Mary & Steve Owen