Ankle Update

The nurse gave Miranda a brace to wear.  Basically, the way I understand it is that she is going to have to treat the ankle as if she had a cast on it.  The nurse said that it is going to hurt.  It is going to swell.  She is going to have to be very careful.  I still don’t understand why no cast, but I guess I have to move on from that now.

One the way out of the doctor’s office, she fell.  She’s fine, but good gracious.  They are sitting in the pharmacy waiting for her to collect herself and then they will be on their way home.


……No Cast

BUT…..the doctor says we have to remember that she has sustained an injury and she is not going to be able to walk on it alot right away.  She is not going to be back to her old self within a week.  She is going to still need to use her crutches and there is still quite a bit of swelling so she is going to have to prop it up if the swelling increases.  I asked him about camp and he said that I knew what camp was going to be like and he would leave that decision up to me, BUT to remember what he had just said.  She cannot do alot of walking right away.  I can’t believe they took her cast off after only three weeks.  I don’t think she should go and risk the chance of re-injurying herself.  There is alot of walking at Caswell.  I think she is a little hesitant about going herself.  She said that if I think she shouldn’t go, then she won’t go.  So she is not going.  I would rather be safe than sorry.

THEN…..we came home and she tried to walk on it.  We heard something pop and she was in severe pain.  It is swollen more now as well.  I called the doctor’s office and they said that the swelling was going to happen; that it is going to hurt.  That she needs to prop it up and put some ice on it.  They want us to take her back in the morning between 9 and 9:30 so they can put a brace on it.  She is so upset.  She does not want a brace – she wants the cast back on it.  She is upset because he didn’t make her walk on it for him today.  Standing on it did not hurt so bad, but she says walking on it kills her.   She knows now that she will not be going to camp.  I still cannot believe they took the cast off after three weeks.  John is taking her in the morning.  If I go, I may not be nice.  He can do it gracefully.  I feel so bad for her – I have never had to have a cast on any part of my body, so I can’t imagine what she is feeling.  I hope the brace is strong enough to make her feel safer. 

Please pray for her comfort.  I know what it feels like to be in pain – as many of you do.  I pray that she will heal quickly.  Thanks for all your prayers today and for your patience on getting back with the news.


Cast or No Cast? That is the Question.


Today we find out if Miranda loses her cast or of she keeps it.  Considering it hasn’t even been a month yet, I think she is going to keep it.  But we will see.  Pray for her.  She is upset that she is probably not going to go to camp next week.