Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunbeam Update

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.

42 comments:

gigi said...

Gosh what a scary thing to happen. God works in mysterious ways. So glad that your daughter is going to be okay. What a lucky and blessed little girl. Prayers going up for your family.

Jennifer said...

So glad she is going to be alright:)

Bethrusso said...

Your poor little girl! I've been checking back often for an update on her. Thank the Lord she is going to be good as new in no time. Remember your red buttons and rooster story? Maybe one day she'll blog about her pink rosebud dress and cattle trailer story! OK, hopefully NOT. Thanks for thinking of all of us who are worried about her - and you. We'll continue praying for strength - in mind and body for all of you. :) I'm sure at this point you're pretty sleep deprived and exhausted. Take care ~

Jenny said...

So grateful that she is going to be alright. Will keep her in my prayers.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Praise the Lord. I am so happy to hear that Sunbeam is recovery. Praise the Lord~God is good!
I am keeping you in my prayers!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Somehow came across your blog as Ive been blog hopping. Thought Id say Hi :)
I will pray for your little girl!
candy

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

I just came over and read your blog. I am so sorry about Sunbeam.. But I thank God she is internally ok and no other injuries.
I will pray for her a fast and good recovery. I know how hard this is on you. When my oldest son who is 47 now, was 4 ,a car hit him beside our mailbox but it didn't do any bad damage.
Thank you Lord.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

My heart goes out to you and your family, especially this sweet little girl we have come to know as Sunbeam. I also feel for the person who did it, I know that he has to miserable. Thank the LORD for his provision and for her preservation. What a miracle for all of you that the outcome was this good. I will put up a prayer request on my blog for your family.
XOXO
Joni

Barb said...

That is so horrible, but I am glad that it is only a broken leg and the poor driver....

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful news, thank God for His faithfulness, grace and mercy to Sunbeam!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Prayers coming your way for you and your family...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So happy to hear the good report. Broken leg and not being able to walk on it for 3 months, is not 'good.' But of course, it all could have been so much worse.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Coveredwithjoy said...

Praise God she is still here. A boy in our church had leg surgery and has had to stay off of it for 10+ days. He is about going stir crazy. I will pray for peace during this time.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Praise God her life was spared. We will pray for her and for the driver.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Thank you Lord for listening to the prayers of many. What a day to rejoice! Wonderful!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a miracle that she wasn't more seriously injured! I know it'll be hard for her not to be able to run and play, but hopefully that time will pass quickly.

the ungourmet said...

Thank the Lord it wasn't any worse! I hope she heals quickly! I will keep her in my prayers.

mommynoodles said...

OMGoodness!Sunbeam and your family will be in my prayers!Natalie,

Di said...

What a relief. I've been waiting to hear the whole story. Praying for her recovery - and yours, and the driver's. Hugs, Di

Aspiemom said...

Heard about your from Centennial Farmhouse and thought I'd pay you a visit. I have a prayer blog and will post a prayer request for Sunbeam and the driver. So tragic, but I'm so thankful she wasn't hurt worse!

Ali said...

Came over from Old Centennial Farmhouse, praying for your sweet little one. I am so glad that she will be alright! Praise the Lord it wasn't a worse accident. Also praying for the man driving the truck, hopefully he will be able to forgive himself. {{Big hugs!}}

Phoenix's Mom said...

Sending prayers and hugs! What a great Daddy for getting a new dress. Glad to hear she'll be alright

Linda said...

I've been praying since I read your previous post. I'm so glad to hear she's going to be ok. Continued prayers for healing and for all of you ... it must have been a scary thing to go through.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

It's a miracle in itself that she's alive, and I know you are grateful. Will keep you all in my prayers; please keep us all posted. Blessings to you.

Dawn Dutton said...

Prayers being sent from Wisconsin... For all involved... Dawn

AverettLadyNana said...

Oh Merciful Jesus! What a miracle from God she wasn't hurt any worse that a broken leg. My prayers are still including Sunbeam, you, your husband, Sailor, rest of family and now the truck driver. So sweet your dh her dd brought her a new dress. Keep us posted when you have time...

Amy said...

Thank the Lord she will be OK. I am always so cautious with little ones (anyone really)on the farm, things can happen so quickly. We have had our share of accidents and my hubby's dad was killed in a
farm accident. So glad your outcome was better!

Lynette said...

That is a very scary thing to happen to a little girl. Thinking and praying for her quick recovery.

Naomi Rebecca said...

What a terrifying experience! You are very fortunate -- Praise God.

Monica said...

So sorry to hear this- that driver must feel awful. Praying for Sunbeam's quick recovery!

Michelle M. said...

Oh how scary! Prayers for a quick recovery for your little girl!!

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Poor little girl!!!! I feel so sorry for her. I know she must be in a lot of pain. I pray that God speeds her recovery.

CJ said...

OH MY!! I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner and add Sunbeam to my prayer list. This has actually happened to two small children in our community lately and they are recovering as well. I'm so happy to read that she is okay and on the road to recovery.

Valerie said...

OMG poor Sunbeam. Thank goodness she's okay. It must have been your worst nightmare when it happened. Sending virtual hugs.

Lins said...

So glad that Sunbeam is on the road to recovery! God certainly had His hand of protection on that little girl! Will be praying!

Mildred said...

I am so thankful that Sunbeam is going to be ok. You all continue to be in my prayers. God bless.

jennifer said...

I have to tell you that I sent myself an email reminding me to check your site for an update. I prayed for your daughter and wanted to hear how God answered the prayers that went up for her.

I am so thankful that she is going to be OK. I will be praying a prayer of thanksgiving for her and asking God to help her in the healing process.

Small House said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What a scary time for you and your family. I was very relieved to read that she is doing well. So sorry that you have to go through this.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you!
Sandra

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh Mary Ann, I'm so sorry to hear of this horrible accident! I will certainly be keeping your little Sunbeam in our family prayers.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Phoo-D said...

Oh dear- I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank God she is alright with no internal damage. Hang in there!

John Deere Mom said...

Oh my. I can't imagine how scary that was for you and your daughter. I am so happy to hear she is doing okay and recovering from the accident!

Robynn's Ravings said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post - and others - about Sunbeam. I was reading back through this morning and realizing just how MUCH I'd missed. I honestly don't know how - maybe when we were gone on vacation? That would make sense.

I'm so sorry about Sunbeam but VERY relieved to hear she is recovering and you all have made it through. I can't imagine what you must have gone through. What a blessing to see her playing and smiling. The house? Who CARES? You have your little girl.