Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home

Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home
we will be here until all our kids have a family of their own

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bite on the bum...

Yep!! Remember my little tirade about the frivolous things in life and how we rich North Americans like to spend money on silly things like hot tub rentals for parties and fancy clothes and expensive postage when 35,000 children a day die of hunger and 4500 a day die of AIDS in Africa? Yesterday Grace went off to her track meet after school and decided to climb a big old rusty fence........and promptly fell off it slicing her right hand up pretty darn good!! We were in the ER department for 5 or so hours and she got her first experience with stitches. She is in bed now fast asleep after getting home around 2am. Tomorrow at 8am we are off to see a plastic surgeon and I am praying there is no nerve or tendon et cetera damage which will require more invasive action. 

What I know for sure is the party is cancelled. A) because she cannot get her hand wet and it is too soon after the injury to risk it by trying a rubber glove or such like, and, B) she really would be limited in game playing or interacting with her friends. ( here is a little girl who loves her karate and does about three dozen cart wheels a day just for fun). So that was God's way of bringing home how things can change in a blink of an eye and that we should be thankful that we live in a country where such good medical care is available and where our children are surrounded by a loving, caring community. Grace was taken care of the instant she hurt herself by three of her lovely teachers and some Doctor friends and her sister and classmates. 

Since her Vancouver family is coming on Saturday ( Uncle Ian & Aunt Rosemary et al) for the long weekend we will still have a lovely celebration of being together and cousin Emily will be with her girls!!! Yeah!!

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