Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surgery is in the near future........

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!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet precious little baby girl...God is good and He will see you all through this!!

Love you All!!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh goodness, what a traumatic thing to go through. We will keep you all in prayer.

Jamie and Krista said...

Oh my gosh! My heart goes out to you! I will be praying for everyone involved and will pull up your blog and pray for your requests daily. Please keep me posted! How scary!

Mindy said...

How crazy! I will be praying.

Jenni said...

sandy, we are definitely praying for Ainsley and for all of the requests you mentioned!!! love you guys!

Meredith said...

Oh man! I am so sorry! I will be praying that everything will happen quickly so that you can have this behind you. I'm sorry for all the crazy circumstances you are being surrounded with right now, praying for those too!

Ashley O said...

What!!!???? That is so sad! Poor baby! We will be praying! Keep us posted so we can pray when she goes in for surgery too! Give her a hug and kiss from her Auntie, Uncle, & Cousins.

Christy said...

Ohhhh maaaan, I am so sorry that happened and your sweet kiddo is going through all that. *sigh* On our hearts, please keep us posted.

Heather Hekman said...

Prayed for you.

Spencer's said...

PRAYING!!!!!!!