2009/07/02

Still in Cali... doing alright, only one broken bone!

It's been a busy week as you can imagine.  We are in the house and 85 % of the boxes are opened and unpacked.  We're still placing a few items here and there.  
Family update:

Jake fell and sprained his ankle badly the day before we were to unload our shipment.  We were very concerned it was broken because of the loud pop he heard, but praise the Lord it's not.  We hired out and payed someone to unload the shipment for us.  The Good's were by our side and a huge help to us as well.

We've had a bout of sickness here too.  I had a fever of just shy of 101.  That's the highest in a long time.  So I spent a couple of delirious nights irritated that I didn't have the energy to unpack.  Colby had the same thing.  The others seemed to have a milder case of it.

Samuel has a broken Clavicle.  This was a suspicion of ours as Jake and I discovered a knot on his shoulder while in Texas and upon researching online figured that could be the case.  The radiologist confirmed our suspicions.  It would have been broken upon delivery.  He was rather large at birth and well, I'm not.  So, it broke on his way to life outside the womb.  It will heal with time and doesn't need a cast because it's a clean break.  The lump we felt is the mass of cells that are surrounding the break helping it to heal.  It's remarkable really, the capability of the human body to heal itself and all because of God's design and His Grace.  

So that sums up the last week.  Hopefully I'll post more from the trip later, with details of red boots and castles... woo hoo!

6 comments:

Christy said...

So good to hear from you! We miss you so much!

Jesse's brother broke his collar bone on the way out of the birth canal! As if that's not crazy enough, he has broken the same bone two other times...each time on his birthday!

CLR said...

What kinds of things are happening on his birthday? I can be sure Samuel doesn't play the same way!

jj said...

That's a story to set this boy apart -- Not that he doesn't qualify already for being the size of a young elephant :)

We'll be praying that he heals well and think of you all often! I hope your adjustment period to CA germs is mild and short-lived! So sorry you had to be one of the first hit.

Christy said...

I think one year he fell out of a tree and one year it was flag football gone bad...

Claire Higgins said...

Holy cats! What a whirl-wind you've all been thru the last couple months! I bet it feels nice to be almost all unpacked. I hope you all get some rest now that you are 'home' and heal up!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

we will keep you in our prayers.