Sunday, January 16, 2011

This Post Was Supposed to be so DIFFERENT!


I wish I could say the picture above is from November when he broke his arm. Unfortunately, we were back in Cooks yesterday. Logan broke his left elbow again. This time he made sure he REALLY got it good and he ended up needing surgery. He had some displaced bones that needed to be pinned....no bueno! Last time he fell at recess but this time he landed on it during a basketball game while he was going after a loose ball. I was there and knew it was bad based on the look on his face and the scream. It immediately made me sick to my stomach and I leaped out of the stands to him. Gene was coaching his game at school and Logan immediately asked to go see his dad. I loaded him up and took him to school. We got there right at half time and by this time Logan had settled down and wanted a snack (bad idea). Kenny, our trainer put him in a sling with ice. My girls had a game and one of the dad's is an ortho. Kansas has been going to school with his daughter since Kindergarten and I knew he was a doctor but no idea he was a "Trauma Orthopedic" until earlier this week. That was God's way of saying, "better give that Amanda a heads up". :) Dr. Reddix looked at Logan as soon as we got to the girls' game and made a phone call to Cooks. We headed there and his team met us at the ER.

After surgery...such a good patient. Dr. Kennedy and his resident, Dr. Elliott treated Logan as if he were LeBron James. They came to the ER just for him and took care of him right away. I am so thankful for them and Dr. Reddix for hooking us up!! The surgery took almost 3 hours and now Logan has a figure 8 pin in his elbow. He is my little IRON MAN! :)

Before he went into surgery, he had some visitors. His coach, John, teammate, Cameron and Cam's mom, my friend, Amanda. They brought him a bag full of goodies. One of his favorite things was this helicopter that we let him fly once we got to his room.

Logan asked Gene if he could watch the Saints game vs. Kinkaid. It's really funny to listen to a 7 year old critique the film of a varsity basketball team. I know Gene just loves it!

So why they were watching basketball, I was taking pictures of all the cute things they had in the room. Since this is a children's hospital, all their decorations cater to kids of course. So cute!! The table had jelly beans all over it and the colors in the room were bright and cheery! It kept making me think about all the children (and parents) that are really ill and have to spend many nights in these rooms. Even though I was a mess while Logan was in surgery, I knew he was in good hands and he is able to go home the next day. I would take a broken arm over severe illness anyday!!

The girls stayed with the Hillards over night and brought Logan some goodies this morning before we were discharged. Thank you Rebecca for taking such good care of my girlies!!

Unfortunately, one of our student-athletes was on the same floor as Logan. His mom was so sweet and kept asking the nurses how Logan was doing during surgery. She came to visit us this morning and so Logan wanted to return the favor and go visit her son. The picture above is him on the way down the hall to say hello to his fellow Saint. :)

We are now home and after I took care of Logan's requests, Mc Donalds, Cheez its, Sour patch kids and ice cream, I got in the shower!! I must say Logan was kind enough to say to me in the hospital, "mommy, I'm sorry you had to sleep in your jeans". Awww...
I am so thankful for the wonderful people at our school and our dear friends that love us so much. Thank you John, Amanda, Rebecca, Laurie and everyone else who kept my sweet guy in their prayers. Love you all!! Feel so blessed to be a part of the All Saints' community and to be surrounded by such loving friends and family.
I thought I would be posting about the kids and their basketball games today but I was quickly reminded that I am not the one in charge. :) I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. Thanks again for all the prayers!!

4 comments:

Jen S. said...

NOOOOOOOO, not again!?!! Poor Logan! I can't believe it. Well, I'm glad he's had his surgery and will hopefully be on the road to recovery and healing up in no time.
I feel so bad this happened. Please know I am thinking of you Amanda, and your family. Please tell your little guy we send lots of get-well wishes to him!

Elizabeth said...

And now you know why I LOVE working at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego! Although at times it can be stressful, it is very rewarding!! HUGS & KISSES to my little guy.

Jen said...

OMG I would be a MESS and I am so sorry Logan (and you guys) had to go through that! What treatment though! So happy the little guy was in good hands and will be on the mend! WOW!

Mrs. Chantel Harris said...

Oh no! That is exactly what happened to AJ! He broke his elbow and had to have it pinned. Then a couple months later he broke the same arm again. BOYS!!! haha. I hope he heals quickly. He's a tough little guy!