Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

On Sunday, I changed my computer wallpaper to have more up-to-date photos of my two grandsons. The one I chose of Garrett was taken about two months ago as he was preparing to leave to go back home to Fort Wayne after having visited us.  I just love that grin on his face!



And look at him last night!  Yesterday he had an accident just minutes before his mother picked him up from day care, and he broke the tibia in his right leg.  Michelle, Stephen, and Garrett were at the hospital for over 4 hours last night.


Can you believe the size of his cast?  The doctor chose the one he did so that Garrett wouldn't be able to walk on that leg.  Poor thing will have the cast on for 4 or 5 weeks.  I wonder how one "entertains" distracts a 22 month old active little boy who is in pain and doesn't understand what has happened.

Then today we learned that Garrett had an allergic reaction to the prescribed codeine so back they went to the ER where they ended up spending another 4 plus hours. Besides changing Garrett's pain medicine, the doctors also did some more x-rays.   Please say a prayer that they won't have to go back to the ER anytime soon and that Garrett will make a full recovery.  Right now the plan is to meet with an orthopedic specialist on Friday for further evaluation.

As you can imagine, I'm greatly concerned about our sweet little Garrett!  How different things were less than 36 hours ago.

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh no!!!! Poor Garrett! I've broken my leg so I know how much pain the poor thing must be in. :( Prayers are being said that he recovers well and quickly. Not good about the codeine too. My sister is allergic to codeine too. Poor little guy. I know you must be so worried. Hugs.

Sheila said...

Poor Garrett, what an awful thing to happen. Sending prayers for a quick and pain-free recovery. And hugs too.

Julianne said...

Prayers for all. I hope Garrett heals quickly and completely.

Grit said...

Oh, das tut mir leid.
Alles Gute.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Robin said...

Awwww, all mother's feel your pain. Kids are so resilient and often make it through things like this better than the adults.

Prayers and good thoughts that Garrett will sail through this quickly and with no ill effects. Yes, what a difference a day makes!

Vickie said...

Oh Ellen! I have prayed for little Garrett. Our son broke his leg at the same age. He was a little blondie too. :) It will get better each day. Before you know it, it will be off and such a distant memory. He will adjust quickly. No choice!!

Vera said...

Poor Garrett!! Prayers and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Oh no... poor Garrett and his parents (and grandparents). I'll be sending positive thoughts for a full recovery and a leg that mends perfectly.

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Ellen...I am so sorry. It's so very, very difficult to watch our children and especially our grandchildren suffer. I'm sending get well wishes and hugs to all.

Marsha said...

What a cute picture and then such a sad picture. My DD, Dana, broke her leg at the same age. Same kind of cast. I remember sponge baths on the kitchen floor with a towel under her, flying to Pgh. And carrying her, but by the end of the 6 weeks she was actually running with it, really. Kids heal very quickly but it is a challenge.

Jackie said...

Poor little guy! The next few days and weeks are going to be a challenge for everyone. I can understand why you're greatly concerned (which is probably stating it mildly). You probably won't rest until you see him for yourself or Skype.

Barb said...

Ellen, I'm so sorry to hear about little Garrett's leg. I will keep him and his family in my prayers!(That includes you and your husband) He is such a cute little boy. I'm so sorry he has to suffer like this.

Marilyn said...

Love his little Dare Devil shirt.
Oh No! I hope he recovers quickly, poor little guy.
Marilyn

N E E D L E P R I N T said...

Dearie Me! God love him! How you must all be suffering with him - big hug for you all.

viv said...

Saying a prayer for this sweet little guys quick and complete recovery.

Pam in IL said...

That first pic of Garrett and the way he's standing is just so cute! So very sorry to see the next pic of the poor little guy laying in a hospital bed.

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine said...

Oh the poor little guy! Sending healing thoughts and prayers!

valerie said...

Oh no! Poor Garrett! I am sure he's distressed to not be able to do his normal playing but hopefully the next few weeks won't be too bad. Hope it's an easy recovery from this point forward.