Monday, November 12, 2012

Bittersweet


That's how the weekend went...

What began in bike rides, walks, and Hide 'n Seek games all Saturday afternoon ended with my grandson's breaking his leg again Saturday evening. (You may remember that he first broke it last March.) Sometimes life is just plain hard. The very thing that was supposed to be the cure turned out to be the cause this time. One of the screws that was used to put the first break back together caused the second break — nearly all the way through the bone and just below the old break. I certainly hope that those doctors know what they're doing. (Sometimes a gal has her doubts.) This time they've used shorter screws and more of them.

For years the pastor used to preach an ongoing message about how everyone is connected in the Body of Christ. I can tell you what you already know, when one person in the family is hurting, the entire family is hurting. Poor little brother is so somber and sad. He couldn't give it words, but agreed with ours..."You are sad that Sam broke his leg" and he whispered, "again." Sigh.

So the little guy and his family start over from scratch. Did I already say that sometimes life is hard? Yes, oh yes, we appreciate any and all prayers on his behalf.

Love Vee

74 comments:

  1. Sweet Vee,
    Know that I'm praying for your grandson & family today. This is hard, indeed -- and yes, the entire family is affected! Thinking of you, Friend! ~Sally

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  2. Oh sweet little one, how precious that he cares so much for his brother. I will keep them, and you in my prayers. Lots to bring before the lord these days. Much love Ms. Vee.

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  3. So true. And so sad about a second break! Since it was the doctor's fault, I certainly hope he didn't send a bill for charges. Honestly! Hope he recovers soon. I wonder if trouble with that leg will follow him around life.

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  4. Vee, it is hard on the whole family. thinking about you and the boys.

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  5. That's a tough one for someone so young. Hopefully one day he'll share that story and how God used it in his young life. Meanwhile, how hard to do it all over again. Prayers for your family today.

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  6. How awful! I am so sorry for the little one. Sending hugs your family's way.

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  7. Oh no - so sorry for your little grandson!!! It's bad enough to go through that once but twice is awful. Sending huge hugs and prayers to you and your family today Vee!

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  8. Oh no Vee!!!! I'm so, so very sorry!!! I know how hard that recovery is too...I will keep Sam and the entire family in my thoughts and prayers! Sending you big, big hugs and much love for you to share with them, Dawn

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  9. So sorry to hear this! Sounds like he's really had more than his share of pain and discomfort. His poor Mom! Hope the healing is complete and timely!
    Debbie

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  10. I'll be praying for the poor little guy and your family.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  11. Oh Vee! So sad for your Sam, please tell him we are praying for him here and hope his recovery is speedy!!!

    hugs to you all, esp. that little fellow,
    Niki
    xxoo

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  12. Oh no Vee I am sorry to hear this! Poor little guy. I will keep you and the whole family in prayer. HUGS!

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  13. Oh, I'll pray! Poor guy!

    We had a young friend injure his eye yesterday playing frisbee - he took a direct hit in the eye. They are at a specialist this morning!

    He's going to be out of school for a while then too, isn't he? Well, he'll get a longer Thanksgiving holiday from school.

    Deanna

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  14. Hi Vee, so sorry to hear about your Grandson, prayers for the sweet little guy..........We are knee deep in snow now, winter storm over the weekend.......Winter Wonderfand.......Blessings Francine.

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  15. Gorgeous new Icon! As I already told you, in email. :-)

    Now I will read your post, although I already know about the little guy... -sigh-

    "Auntie"

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  16. -sigh- What words can help? None really.

    I'm a Nana who has had "Grands" break bones. But never had a bone re-broken, by what the doctors did, to fix it, the first time.

    And I would be banging my head against a wall. So as not to bang it against said doctors.

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"

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  17. I'm so sorry for this little guy's troubles. I'll keep him in my thoughts & prayers!

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  18. It is so hard when our grandkids are sick or hurt...I know because my six-year-old granddaughter has juvenile arthritis. Hope your grandson heals quickly and thoroughly and that the doctors are inspired.

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  19. Oh Vee, I am so sad to hear this and so sorry. My heart goes out to Sam and all of you. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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  20. That just breaks my heart...I am praying and I know his faithful grandmother is there to support them all...so, so sorry...and yes life is hard at times, and yes, we all have our doubts

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  21. Oh yes, life is hard. Even when the blessings abound, life is hard. How good that we are sojourners...

    I am so sorry to hear about your dear grand's re-break. So sad for everyone. I love what Podso said about God using it. Oh, there is so very much that we don't understand. No wonder we need to trust Him who is all wise and good.

    And your words about the Body hurting when a member hurts? So true. I am moved by his little brother's pain. I am hurting with you today.

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  22. Very true, when someone in the family hurts we all hurt.

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  23. Vee,

    I am so very sorry to hear this news, you will all be covered in a blanket of prayer from our family to yours.

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  24. So so sorry Vee. I'lll be joining the others in remembering your sweet grandson in prayer.

    "He sent His Word and healed them." I believe it.

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  25. Very troubling. Praying for healing and medical wisdom. So sorry he is facing this again.

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  26. Oh my, I'm so sorry for your little grandson and for the entire family. Please know that I will keep all of you in prayer.

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  27. Yes ma'am, we're keeping that little guy in our prayers still. Sounds like we need to pray for the littlER guy, too. Christmas is coming - perhaps that will help take this unlucky "break" off both their minds...

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  28. I pray for a quick healing!

    We've had good doctors and those we thought did more harm than good. Fortunately, there are far more good ones.

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  29. Oh that poor little guy. Hopefully this time the doc will get it right. It's so hard on those watching him hurt too - I know.

    Prayers all around!
    Leann

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  30. Oh no! I am so sad with you...with him. I'm joining the others in prayer.

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  31. Oh my...that is "sigh" news for sure. I'll be praying those doctors do the right thing and the leg will heal strong and proper this time. Yes, when one hurts, we all hurt!

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  32. Poor little guy. Being a mom/gmom to boys is just a teensy bit harder, I think, since they are much more active. I hope they set it right this time and he heals quickly. Will be keeping all of you in my prayers. xo

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  33. I'm sorry to hear this. You can count on me to be praying for the little guy and for his family, too.
    Hugs to all.

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  34. Oh Vee, my heart sank when I read this. I'm so sorry for Sam, and for all of you. When one hurts, all hurt. Praying with the others for healing, for medical wisdom and for endurance.

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  35. Football is such a rough sport. I had a friend, in high school, that succumbed to a compound fracture of his left arm and never played again. I do love the photo of bittersweet--it goes well with the apron I posted as the give-away this month for my memory of cutting branches with our daughter Kelly for Thanksgiving. I wish I could turn back time, XOXO

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  36. OH my goodness..poor baby! My daughter works on a Orthopedic surgical team, she is an OR Tech.
    I will pray for Sam. I agree not again. Its so hard to keep a boy down, they are so active. But with such a great brother I am sure these two will keep each other busy and find fun ways to play (boys are so sweet.)
    Sending love and big hugs, Elizabeth

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  37. Prayers going out to Sam and the rest of the family!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  38. Oh, Vee, I am so sorry to hear this. I'm praying for fast thorough healing and NO MORE BREAKS! And some compensations of convalescence for your dgs.

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  39. Oh no! I'm so sad to hear this news, Vee. I can only imagine how much pain your grandson is in and how worried you all are. I hope all will be well soon and that he heals fully tbis time. I am praying right now and will keep you all in my heart and prayers. {{Hugs}}

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  40. Oh no - what a disaster. Poor boy. You most certainly have my prayers, Vee. And yes, I know just how much these things affect everyone close.

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  41. So sorry to hear about the poor little guy! Yes, when a family member is hurting, I hurt also. So true!

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  42. I am so sorry to read about your grandson, Vee! Such a shame that a young boy has to suffer over a doctor's mistake or lack of knowledge. Sending many healing thoughts his way.

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  43. SOrry my computer had a few cliches and I lost some people I follow and I have been trying to find them all day and I think you are one! Sandie

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  44. Hi there, So very sorry for your grandson's second break. My sil was here two weeks ago and fell and broke her elbow in two places. It is so hard for a grandma to watch these little guys hurt so much. Praying his leg heals quickly.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  45. Hi Vee~

    I'm so sorry . . . your sweet little grandson will be in my prayers. I love that kind of love from a little brother - the kind that words just can't express! I hope that the doctors gave him some extra special TLC this time around.

    Gentle Hugs,
    Barb

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  46. Oh Vee, that is just terrible! I also hope the doctors know what they are doing. I am praying for your grandsons and family tonight, for healing and peace and grace. Poor little guys. When one hurts we all hurt.

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  47. Bless his little heart. I pray that all those new screws will do an even better job of helping him heal. It hurts our hearts so with these precious little ones. You said it right, life is just hard sometimes!

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  48. Ohhh... That is so sad for your little grandson.
    I hope they fix it better this time and he is not too uncomfortable. I sometimes think the loved ones suffer more. Hang in there Vee!

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  49. Prayers being said for your little grandson. So sorry this happened. Thanks for sharing this news so we could pray. Love the new profile pic! You're beautiful.

    Abby

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  50. Praying for your sweet grandson's leg to heal completely.....and for him and his family...to get through this.
    Hugs,

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  51. Oh no.

    And you are so right about the pain and hurt of one member of the family being felt by all, whether it is a physical pain or one of a different sort. I hate it for him that it was the pins that caused this "re do".

    Lifting you ALL up for strength and for a second recovery that goes by faster than you can imagine.

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  52. So sorry for the pain your grandson is experiencing! My son broke his leg (tibia & fibula) in a trampoline accident when he was 11 yrs. old. He was so afraid that we all took turns sleeping on a cot in his room for 2 weeks. He had to have PT to learn how to use crutches and was in a cast for almost 6 months. He also has 8 screws and a titanium plate in his arm--did I say he is accident prone?
    Praying for a complete healing with no complications! Please keep us posted on his progress.

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  53. oh poor little guy! no one should have
    to go through that TWICE!

    i'm praying for a complete recovery
    this time.

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  54. I am so sorry Vee, will be keeping this little guy in prayer

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  55. I'm so very sorry to hear that your grandson broke his leg again. We grandmas feel the pain as if it were our own and we'd gladly take their place. Praying for him tonight.

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  56. Oh, the poor little fellow. I hate to see a child in pain. Sending many prayers his way and also, a little ice cream helps!

    XO,
    Jane

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  57. awwww, so sorry. I will sure pray for him, Vee...thank you for telling us about it so that we CAN pray for him. If we aren't told about these things, we don't know to pray.
    Like Blondie suggested..ICE CREAM...

    When my boy was riding bulls in college rodeos, he broke his arm. After months of not riding and doing just what the doctor said, he rode again when the doctor said YOU ARE HEALED...and, yep.....
    broke it again, in the very same place. It just wasn't healed, I guess.

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  58. You are so right about the entire family hurting. That is why our hearts ache for the atrocities all over the world that are being committed against our brothers and sisters in Christ. Prayer going up for the second break situation. Thank goodness he is young and will heal.
    QMM

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  59. I am so very sorry to hear this. I will keep him in my prayers and also pray for little brother. I know how upsetting this must be. Hugs to you, my friend.

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  60. Oh Vee! I am so sorry for your sweet little boy! I do hope the doctors get him fixed up and that he will heal quickly! Praying for you all. xo

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  61. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about the re-broken leg. Praying that it got set just right this time and that these will soon be bad memories and the only broken bones this little guy ever has.

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  62. I do hope that your dear grandson will get the treatment he needs and recover well. We've all enjoyed seeing the pictures of your dear grandsons. Hope that everyone will soon be feeling better!

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  63. just came over to check on little bit.
    praying for him.

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  64. I hope your grandson is doing better! Sorry he has to go through this!

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  65. Oh I am so sorry to hear this. Poor little guy. More prayers are on the way.

    Thanks again vee. : )

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  66. Hello Vee, I'll keep your grandson in my prayers.What a stressful time this must be for all the family.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  67. OH NO!

    Reading this late, oh Veem I am so so sorry about this!

    I keeping you and your entire family- especially Sam- in my prayers.

    Oh my word this is awful news.

    Hugs,

    Michele

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  68. I am late in hearing this news but will certainly add my prayers to those of your many, many friends! Prayers for peace and healing....

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  69. God bless little Sam...and his little brother!
    Prayers for a speedy, uneventful and FULL recovery!

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  70. Glad to hear he's at home. So sorry for the poor little guy! I hope the doctors got it right this time.

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  71. Oh dear, I miss your post for a couple of days and look what happens....
    I'm so sorry for the little guy-going through all of this again.
    I'm praying those Drs get it right this time!! And that he will heal quickly.
    Life can be a real pain in the backside, for sure.

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  72. So glad to hear that Sam is doing O.K. Hope all goes well and that he heals quickly.

    We made it safe and sound to Boston with the guidance from "Gertie" aka GPS!!! We just enjoyed a most wonderful dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro. Can't wait to explore this beautiful City over the next couple of days!!!

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  73. So sorry that Sam broke his leg and glad that by now he is recovering. So hard watching the little ones in pain .

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