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Sandmannd

My Daughter

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Well, got a call from the school about noon yesterday. Reanna (my 12 year old) was with a group playing double dutch jump rope. It was her turn and she went to jump in. She never landed, she just crashed to the ground and her knee was turned outside. They got an ambulance and took her to Woodwinds. We met her there and, after some Xrays, confirmed she broke her Tibula.

They gave her morphine for the pain but couldn't do the surgery there. So we had her transferred to Children's in St. Paul. The docs could do the surgery but were booked until Friday afternoon. So it was either wait it out or transfer again to Regions. We opted to transfer and then have the surgery today.

I stayed over night with her so she's not alone. I promised her that either myself or my wife would be with her the whole time she's in the hospital. I'll take the brunt of staying though, when my kids are sick I need to be with them. I don't want her to be in a big strange place with no one familiar around her. So you all might see me online even more than usual.

Hope for a speedy recovery for her. She's upset because she will have a scar on her leg from her knee to her ankle to fix this. I told her to think of it as a battle wound and it will be cool to show off!!

I'll post how she's doing.

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Sorry to hear Sandmannd, but I hope she has a quick and effective recovery. You're a good Dad!

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Yep, it bites when your kids get hurt.

We all had learning experiences when growing up and this will be one she remembers.

I hope everything goes good during the surgery. Keep us posted Sand.

Good luck! smile

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My prayers are with you and your familly for a fast and full recovery, it never fun when a little one gets hurt and I know what you mean about being at her side till she comes home.

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Sorry to hear about her injury. You are setting a great example about your commitment to her by staying with her while she's in the hospital.

It makes you feel helpless when your child has something happen that you cannot control, or just kiss and make better. Hang in there!

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Sandmannd,

I hope things go well for Reanna and she has a speedy recovery. I live in St. Paul so if you need something give a holler.

Chaff

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Hope everything turns out ok Shane. I know how much you care for your children, so it must be hard for you also. Stay strong for her. I will be thinking about you and your family.

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I know how your heart just drops when your child gets hurt. cryeekcry

You're a great dad to be staying with her, but when you have

kids, you know you have no other options. Hope she has a

speedy recovery. Will be keeping an eye out for any updates.

smilesmile

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Sorry to hear that Sandmannd, keep your heads up they bouce back quick. The first week is tough, but she will be getting around after that. My son has broke his tibula, fibula, femur, radius, ulnu and a finger he didn't tell us about till it was healed a little crooked. He doesn't sweat the small stuff anymore. He made full and swift recoveries from all the breaks. Tib and fib were at the same time as were the radius and ulna. As she grows the scar will become a lot less noticeable. Before anyone thinks our son is abused, I will state he has a brittle bone disease (osteogenisis imperfecta), but he continues to play basket ball and play hard in general just with a little more risk and caution. Well we are going on a year and a half with no breaks, here is last summers photo.

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Not trying to hijack your post just offering some encouragement, my sons doing great so our thoughts are with your daughter. With a thumbs up from my son.

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Ouch. I hope she does well. That sucks. Right as the summer is coming up too. I'm sorry and my prayers are with you and yours.

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Keep a positive attitude, it will wear off on her. I wish her the best!

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Sandmann,

Sorry to hear the bad news. I hope everything goes okay and she makes a speedy recovery. I have to little ones of my own and while they haven't had as serious of an injury (knock on wood) I know it just breaks my heart when one of them gets hurt. Your daughter is lucky to have such a caring Dad.

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Kids heal up pretty quick, hopefully she will be back on her feet fairly soon. I wish her well.

If you want Sandmannd, I could take over and do some postings for you in the ODD forum during your absense?? smilewinksmile

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Its tough when there isn't much you can do for her except just be there. Give her a big hug and kiss and she'll be back at it before you know it.

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Bummer Shane frown

Give her a high five from me and let her know that people she doesn’t even know are thinking about her.

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Oh man I cringed when I read this. Tell your daughter her dad's Fishing Minnesota buddies all wish her well.

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Thanks guys for all your support, it matters to me and it helps so I thank you all for that.

Her one hour surgery took closer to three. Just waitin' for her to get out of recovery right now, then I'll pull out the roll away and try to get an hour or so of sleep. Everything went well. She had five screws put in her leg and there are some concerns as she grows that her knee could grow backwards, kinda hard to explain, but that's the jist of it. She also had some soft tissue damage running down her leg on the front side of the bone so they took care of that. So far so good though.

JeffB, thank you for the story of your son. It's always nice to hear stories from parents who have experienced what you are going through, it helps a lot.

Duffman, wrong time to try to catch me in postings :-). I don't have much to do at the hospital but sit on the laptop. Thank God all he hospitals installed wireless networks for their guests. Even though the staff knows nothing about it, I found it and was on in five minutes. They were stunned they even had one!

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Sandmann, sorry to hear about your daughter, that is a bummer. The one bright spot is kids heal well and the medical community now days can do some amazing things. Hope it all turns out well.

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