Donna Broke Her wrist!
Donna Broke Her Wrist!
This is a quick update so you can be praying. The title of this blog comes from Ecclesiastes 3:3, which came up in Bill’s morning reading schedule the day after Donna’s accident, reminding us that God is in control, and that he does provide healing.
Last Thursday, we were looking up into our backyard elm tree. She backed up to get a better view, and tripped over the end of a low broken brick planter, fell backwards onto the concrete of the patio, and broke her left wrist. We’re very thankful that she didn’t hit her head or fracture her hip or her pelvis, etc. It’s also good that it was her left wrist.
So instead of a quick trip to Costco together, this meant over 8 hours alone in the ER for Donna. Bill could not accompany her because of COVID-19 protocols. The doctors got the bone set, rechecked the alignment with a CT scan, and Bill was able to pick her up and take her home.
This morning we saw the orthopedic surgeon. The break would heal without surgery, but the surgery will give a better result–more range of movement and less arthritic pain, plus less time in a cast.
Our surgeon is the orthopedist for the San Diego Padres, the Seals (our local hockey team), and the San Diego Ballet Company. So he knows his stuff. We’re thankful for that.
We appreciate your prayers for Donna during the surgery, and for her healing and recovery afterwards.
For those who want a little more detail, we’d like to share this excerpt from Donna’s CT scan results, as they express it so much clearer than we ever could:
There is a comminuted intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with transverse and longitudinal components with extension into the radiolunate, radioscaphoid, and distal radioulnar articulations. There is trace residual dorsal angulation and displacement. The fracture additionally extends through Lister’s tubercle. There is a mild to moderate radiocarpal joint effusion with 2 tiny bony fragments adjacent to the dorsal scaphoid that could reflect articular bodies from the radial fracture with small ligamentous avulsion in the differential.
As a translator, Bill could not resist putting that quote in, since it’s supposedly in English!
Updates on Donna’s surgery and some exciting ministry updates coming soon. Stay tuned.
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