Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Prayer Request for Sam

We had a call at ten last evening. My little grandson Sam fell off his bike around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and broke his femur. He had to have surgery and a plate and screws and whatever is used to repair such breaks. We're all feeling terrible about it and yet we are so grateful that he was not even more badly hurt. It is tough to learn life lessons when you're six. Speeding on your bike (thirteen miles per hour) is not such a good thing.

Thank you for your prayers. We're trusting God to restore Sam to good strong health with strong and healthy bones. Sam's parents are a little frazzled...they could use prayer, too. Grandparents and aunties are a little frazzled...count us in as well.

Love Vee
Edited to Add: 8:00 PM

Sam is home from the hospital and feeling as well as can be expected. The doctor made sure that he could move and function on crutches or with a walker before he was allowed out. Sam told me that he still hurts a lot even though he'd left the hospital. I guess he thought that leaving that place behind was going to mean feeling better instantly. His parents are looking forward to a good night's rest in a bed. They both spent the night with him last night while his little brother stayed with his maternal grandparents.  Little brother was very happy to see his family! Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. We appreciate each and every one.

53 comments:

  1. Vee, I will certainly lift Sam up in prayer, as well as frazzled family members. It is always difficult to see one of our little people hurt or sick, isn't it?
    I will also rejoice with you that he wasn't more seriously hurt! When you consider the might-have-beens (~shudder~), it makes your heart melt with gratitude.
    {{Hugs}} for you today...

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  2. Ohhhh....I'm so sorry. That hurts in life. Poor little guy. When children and animals are hurt it totally breaks my heart. I pray everything goes right to get him up and running (and riding that bike again) soon.

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  3. Oh, Vee, what a tough thing to happen for all concerned. I am praying for everyone, Sam, his parents, you and John.........It is so distressing when anything like this happens to anyone, but to a child it's always worse somehow...

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  4. Saying lots of prayers for Sam to have a speedy recovery & Mom & Dad as they help him through the process.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. Bless his little heart! We will be praying for him here and I hope he bounces back quickly. Those bicycles make for a lot of fun for the kiddos, but not so much the parents & grandparents!

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  6. Vee, I'm sure that Sam will be just fine...little ones are so resiliant, they bounce back like nothing happened, but we have him in our prayers at any rate...you eve can tell and God is always listening
    hugs
    Sandi

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear this Vee. Praying for a speedy recovery which, I'm sure will be the case. Kids heal fast.

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  8. Oh so sorry to hear this. Poor little guy! I have said a prayer for all of you, and will continue as the Lord draws you to mind! HUGS

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  9. I will be praying for you all, Vee - especially the wee grandson. It is so awful to feel helpless when children get hurt - hugs from me too.

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  10. Oh Dear One, I am so sorry...

    Yes, grandchildren breaking bones... It's hard to deal with. But you will. You will.

    And Sam will be well taken care of. Medicine like this, is quite marvelous, these days.

    Now, if all of you, around him, can regain some peace and calm. Of course you are frazzled. that's only human. But hopefully you'll take deep breaths and........ Be happy it wasn't worse.

    Lots of gentle hugs...

    "...the sun coming out after a spell of March rain .......... The countryside glistens and the sound of the brooks running between ferny banks is music."
    ~Gladys Taber

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  11. Oh, much sympathy from us! Kyle slipped when he was about 18 months and broke his femur! Quite difficult with diapers etc....

    We will pray for Sam and the family - he'll adjust and so will you all and it will go by so fast.

    Blessings
    Deanna

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  12. I'm keeping him in my prayers, Vee. Sweet hugs this morning. ♥♥♥

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  13. I am so sorry to hear about Sam's accident and surgery. What an ordeal especially for such a little guy.
    I will be keeping him and the entire family in my prayers.

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  14. I"m impressed at the speed, and that by God's grace He wasn't hurt more. Prayers for you all, including your peace. Trusting he will heal well and enjoy some cast signing...if they still use casts!

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  15. Oh, Poor Sam. Praying!! So thankful it wasn't his head that he landed on. Scary stuff.

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  16. So very sorry to hear about Sam's accident. I've already prayed for him and your family and will continue to do so.

    Please keep us updated on how he's doing...and how the family is doing, too.

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  17. So sorry for little Sam. Praying right now for perfect healing and comfort and rest for him and those caring for him...

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  18. Oh, dear sweet boy! That is a major accident. Wow. He is in my prayers, as are you. xo Terri

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  19. Poor little guy! I will definitely be praying for healing for Sam and the rest of the family. It's so hard when it's the little one's.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  20. Oh, I hate lessons learned the hard way! Especially when it involves our little ones. I'm praying for God's comfort and healing. Also, peace for grandma.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. I just popped in to check my favourite blogs before heading off to school this morning. I will be holding you all in my prayers throughout the day. For healing, for peace, for calming of frazzled nerves.

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  22. Sending a whole bunch of prayers and good wishes for little Sam and all of you, for a speedy recovery . xo

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  23. I sure will pray for our little Sam and you as a family. Those little guys get on their bikes and go so fast I always wonder when the first bad fall will come. So sorry to hear this news. Isn't it wonderful to be able to call on friends to pray!

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  24. Oh Sam! Now you will have your story to tell about about when you crashed and had to have a cast. Not sure getting the story was worth the pain....but praying the healing will be swift and correct and you will be cast free when it comes time for summer fun.

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  25. will keep him in my prayers, thank goodness it wasn't more serious,
    hugs,
    Niki

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  26. Praying for a complete and quick recovery for this precious boy.... praying for peace for everyone else.
    Hugs,

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  27. Prayers for Sam from this neck of the woods.

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  28. Got you covered from here! So sorry to hear about Sam's accident, hoping for quick and complete heal.ing

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  29. I will pray for Sam and family. I went through this two summers ago with a 10 year old, only he had to have surgery on his arm. Thankful for doctors who can fix all this stuff. Praying for a good recovery,


    Angela

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  30. Dear Vee,

    I will be praying for Sam and your family!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  31. Oh I am so sorry to hear about Sam. I am praying for little Sam, you, and all your family.

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  32. Oh No, Vee! How sad and upsetting for all of you! Thank God Sam was not hurt even more. I will certainly say prayers for all of you and especially for a quick and painless recovery for Sam.

    I'm off to see my grandsons today -the little one is turning one!

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  33. I'll be praying for Sam, Vee. And I'll have my mom pray too.

    Karen

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  34. Poor little guy! Will keep him in my prayers.

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  35. Ah, poor little thing, I hope he mends up real fast.


    My move to wordpress went smoothly but now it seems my comments are broken....they just get lost some where in the www never to be seen. I hope it gets better real fast too!

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  36. All of you are counted in. Blessing and healing for Sam with a smooth, speedy and uneventful recovery. Rest and peace for the rest of you.
    God bless you all.

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  37. Poor baby! And poor everyone else too! Sending good wishes for a speedy recovery for the little guy.

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  38. I raised two boys and have experienced this calamity many times with them. It is never easy to deal with. It is actually harder on the parents/grandparents than the child I think. Glad he is ok.

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  39. Oh poor Sam! Prayers sent for him and y'all. Get well wishes for a fast recovery.

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  40. I'll be praying for sweet little Sam. And for his family, too.

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  41. Just checking in again to see if you had posted an update. You've all been in my thoughts and prayers throughout this day.

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  42. That is terrible, Vee. I have a 6 y o gson too. I can't imagine how upsetting this has been for all of you! Get well wishes for the little guy!

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  43. OH...so sorry to hear about Sam's accident! I will pray that his femur heals up nicely...and that the pain is bearable. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well!

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  44. Vee
    I was in town all day and just read your post. Poor fellow!
    Of course I will be praying for all of you. And especially for a proper healing of Sam's bones and a quick relief from his pain.
    13 mph? He was surely going downhill to do that sort of speed!?
    Take care Noonie and try to sleep
    yourself. Sam's in good hands!

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  45. Poor little guy, hope he's back on that bike before long:)
    Me....pictutes?
    And the book? Can't wait to see what you make!

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  46. I'm so glad he's back home. I hope they all had a restful night. He's been through a lot for such a little guy. Will he require physical therapy? Please know that all of you will continue to be in my prayers.

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  47. Awwwwww, bless his little tiny heart.
    So glad he is home where home love can make him feel much better.

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  48. OH boy...boys will be boys. I keep wondering when we'll get that call. It is so scary. I 'll be praying Sam heals far quicker than the doctors anticipate.
    It reminds me of when my older brother broke his leg around the time I was born. He spent many days in the hospital apparently...its just amazing what can be done with modern medicine.

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  49. It's so hard to see little one's in pain. I'm so glad he got to go home so quickly and pray for quick healing.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  50. I'm ready posts backwards and I didn't understand your other one - now I know why. I do hope Sam is doing better! Hugs, sandie

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  51. Oh dear Vee...I'm just getting back to my blogs and saw this!!! I'm so very sorry about dear Sam's leg! Noah had the same thing happen to him three years ago, do you remember? It was a long time in healing but he is as strong as ever now and almost six feet tall. I will keep Sam and everyone in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy, pain-free recovery....sending you hugs dear friend, Dawn

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Thank you!

DB