We are still here in the hospital with Sunbeam. She is progressing really well and we are all so thankful to still have our little girl.
On Thursday evening there was someone turning their cattle trailer around and Sunbeam happened to get in the way and was knocked down and the front wheel of the big truck drove on top of her. The driver immediately realized something bad happened and stopped with her underneath and then had to drive off of her yet.
We live around 60 miles from an emergency room and it seemed to take hours to get there. Our Pastor had called ahead to let them know that we were coming and a trauma team was ready the moment we drove up.
They got everything checked out and everyone was very relieved to find that none of her organs were damaged. Her right leg is broken just below her hip. She had to have surgery to get it pieced back together, but since she is only a little girl and her injury was different from normal fractures they had to order in the plates before they could do surgery. It took a lot longer in the operating room than they had estimated and I was very thankful for the friends that were waiting with us.
She was wearing her favorite white dress with little pink rosebuds sprinkled over it and was very concerned that they had to cut it off, but Daddy made her day when he brought a dress for her and she is looking forward to wearing it.
The driver of the truck feels really horrible about the whole incident. I don't blame him at all for what happened and don't want him to feel guilty and awful about it.
Sunbeam is her happy little self and is facing around 3 months without being able to walk. I'm trying to think how to keep an active little girl occupied without being able to walk and run.
I'm hoping by the time she is grown this whole incident will be only a very vague memory.