The nurse came in and she said the pain in her foot was much worse. She started crying. When Ava cries you know she is hurting badly. I started to massage her leg and foot as I thought maybe it had just fallen asleep. She said that did help a little. The nurse went right out and got the doctor. He immediately ordered xrays and a few minutes later we were headed to the xray room.
They were able to finally get her off the sled. I was extremely nervous but it went well. I felt so bad for her.
She's very familiar with xrays so she was at ease as the technician explained what she was about to do. She had about 8 xrays taken. They were very careful with her. I asked her how her back was feeling and said it was better. That made me feel a little better. She had to turn on her side for a few of the xrays. She did well with all of that... all the while I was praying.
She was taken back to the room and about 30 minutes later the doctor returned. He said she had no broken bones. He thought she had just sprained it. So hot and cold compresses throughout the day. I was so happy and relieved. He asked her if she thought she could try sitting up. She shook her head yes. He raised the head part of the bed. He said that if she wanted to try and move she could. He wanted to make sure she could sit and walk on her own before he would discharge her.
We let her do things her own speed. She sat on her own after about 5 minutes then wanted to get down to try and walk. She could walk just fine. Wow was I so happy to see her up walking. Prayers answered!!
As we were walking out of the hospital the ladies that signed her in were SO thrilled to see her walking out on her own. That warmed my heart that they cared so much for her.
As we walked into my parent's house my family started clapping and hollering praise for Ava walking. "Thank you Lord" was my Mother's words!
Ava decided she wanted some mac and cheese first. My family was all so happy to see her walking into the house. Her back is still very sore.
I'll leave you with a happy Ava as she enjoyed sledding but won't do this for quite sometime as she's very scared now.
There is NEVER a dull moment around here!!
If you think of it would you send a few prayers up for Ava. She's such a tough little girl. SO blessed as this could have been MUCH worse.