Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thanks Tank #5


*Sigh* I cannot think about much today besides Jonathan. Jonathan fell down our stairs last night and broke his arm. It was a really bad break. I will spare everyone the details. Right when it happened, there was no doubt his arm was broken. He broke both bones in his arm an inch or two above his wrist. He spent about 5 hours at the hospital last night. Then, he had a pain-filled, uncomfortable night of trying to sleep.

My thanks tank for today:

1. No surgery: If the break had been just a bit closer to the wrist or if the broken bones had not been just the way they were, Jonathan was headed for surgery. The doctors really weren’t sure until the Orthopedic bone surgeon came in and did X-rays and was able to set his arm.
2. Seth was in town: Okay, this seems a bit selfish but I am very thankful that Seth was not deployed or traveling.
3. Prayer:This seems like a standard answer for my Thursday Thanks Tank. I was just bathing Jonathan and Seth in prayer last night. Also, I know my family was praying. There is nothing more comforting than that.
4. Cooler Temps: I couldn’t’ be more thankful that the temp dropped significantly today. It was around 99 degree here yesterday. It is not supposed to be that hot in Washington. If it was, all the houses would have air conditioning (most don’t). I think it is only supposed to get in the 80’s today.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, sounds like a fun night, I can remember when I broke my arm on mother's day one year, what a gift for mom.


john

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhh.... My stomach hurts just imagining it! Everytime one of my kids falls down the stairs, it actually pains me, too. I can't imagine how you were feeling to witness an "obviously broken" arm!!

What a damper on poor Jonathan's summer vacation!!

Kristen

Carmom said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about Jonathan's arm. We will be praying for him and the whole family. It's never easy having a hurt child, especially when it limits the things he can do. I hope he is feeling and sleeping better today. It was a blessing that Seth was home to help out.

Krista said...

I am so sorry about Jonathan's arm! We will pray for quick healing. He is such a trooper! I'm sure you will love Oregon! We will definitely be coming to visit you there. Not only is it beautiful country, but Randy was just saying a few weeks ago that he would really like to hang out with Seth a little bit. I'm sure he would enjoy seeing you too Jane Anne. :) We are really happy for you guys. We will continue praying for you through all of the changes and transitions. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Ah...Janey Jane. I'm so sorry about Jonathan. I will be saying lots and lots of prayers for all of you. I need to check your blog more often obviously! Poor little guy. Thank God for no surgery. He didn't need that at this age. Nor did you and Seth! I love you.
Amy Jo