Over a year ago we were going to a small Church in Redlands that met in a women's club. The nursery was held in a room that was used for many different events. One Sunday when we picked Ainsley up for the nursery she was complaining about her leg hurting. I checked it out and it looked like 2 hard bruises were on her leg. My friend happened to be working in the nursery that day so I called and asked her if she saw Ainsley fall or if she noticed anything weird with her leg. She didn't remember anything happening and I didn't hear Ainsley crying that day so I thought she must have just bumped. Well one of the bruises went away but the other one stayed. It turned into a little hard knot on her leg. After that Sunday she never complained, cried, or walked funny. So for a year now she has had this small sore on her leg that we thought was maybe scar tissue build up for bumping it really hard. Well a few weeks ago we were in Lake Havasu and it started leaking a little puss. I squeezed it and a clear liquid came out and we cleaned it and that was that. Then yesterday I looked at it again and realized a little more puss was built up and I squeezed it and this is what came out.... I could not believe my eyes!!! I first assumed it was a piece of safety pin or the back of a button but after calling my friend who worked in the nursery the day Ainsley fell we realized it was a sewing needle. She said that she had found a couple of sewing needles on the floor before in the nursery. We assume that since it is a women's club the ladies must have sewn in that room during the week and dropped a needle.
When Tim got home last night we took x-rays of Ainsley leg and found that over half of the needle is still in her leg, part of it is in the muscle and there is a piece also in the fat of her leg. What we didn't realize last night but noticed after looking at her x-rays again today the needle is broken in 2 pieces in her leg.
This morning I took her to our pediatrician's office and she was referred to a general surgeon. So at this point we are just waiting for the insurance to approve her surgery. I'm so sad that she has had a needle in her leg for a year and we never knew it.
Here are specific things you can pray for:
-our anxiety as surgery approaches
-that the insurance company approves it fast so it can be removed
-that she does not get an infection from the 2 pieces of needle that are left in her leg
-that the needle stays where it is out and doesn't pierce into her bone
-safety during surgery
-she heals fast and recovers well
Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern we appreciate all of our friends and family during this. We love you!