Sunday, June 7, 2009

wow, what a week!

it's been beyond a crazy week needless to say! the craziness began last Sunday when in all of my pregnancy clumsiness i took a bad step walking down the stairs to my garage and fell and broke my foot. the actual fall wasn't all that bad, but as soon as I did it, I heard and felt a "pop" in my foot. all night i tried to convince myself that the "pop" was just the stuff that I dropped and my foot was NOT BROKEN, i mean i'm 34 weeks pregnant i CAN'T have a broken foot!!!! but by the next morning my foot had swollen so bad that it clearly wasn't looking promising. luckily i was able to get in with orthocarolina monday and after seeing the x-rays, there was pretty much no question that my foot was broken. and by broken i mean, full break, bone badly displaced.

i was then referred to see an orthopedic foot surgeon to determine if i needed surgery or not. finding an available foot surgeon in the charlotte area is nearly impossible, and if i did need surgery it needed to happen ASAP before my foot started to heal. luckily i was able to get a specialist appointment on tuesday, but unluckily this doctor wasn't very accomodating to mine or my baby's needs and there was no way i was going to have him perform the surgery he was suggesting. i called orthocarolina and requested another appointment with a different doctor--by the grace of God i was able to get in with a wonderful doctor! after walking through a bunch of scenarios, pros and cons, life with two active boys in the future we determined that it would be best to move forward with the surgery this week.

so we woke up this morning at 4:30am, packed my bags and headed to the hospital. the trip totally reminded us of when we headed to the hospital to deliver parker, except we weren't going to be leaving with a sweet bundle of joy this time. not for another 6 weeks. thankfully the surgery went very well and baby boy did great. the hospital staff was phenomenal in taking care of me and the baby. now i'm just sitting on the couch recovering, typing this post with a bag of frozen peas wrapped around my left foot. i should be pretty mobile in my "boot" in a few days and the pin should be out in 4 weeks just in time for baby to arrive.

thanks to everyone for their prayers, support and encouragement during all of this! and what a blessing to have such great parents and in-laws in town to help out with taking care of me and chasing around parker!

oh and before i go, did i mention that we added a trip to the urgent care for parker in the midst of everything this week? yeah, parker fell and hit the wall corner and split his head open. sooooo, off to the urgent care we went tuesday night and three stitches later we headed back home.

now i'm just waiting to see what this next week brings :-)


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