Time for an update.
I've had a few questions and messages lately asking for an update on Phoebe's finger.
For those that may not know...during Christmas season we went ice skating as a family and my daughter Phoebe fell on the ice. I bent down to pick her up, only to see my ice skate had severed her pinky finger in half. A horrific accident.
We spent Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day - a total of two weeks in Intensive Care at PHX Children's Hospital. She was confined to a bed as leeches were attached to her finger every hour to induce blood flow.
The update is..... she is doing amazing.
Her finger was successfully reattached and looks really great. Of course there are scars, I don't know how well they can be seen in the photo, but they are there going around her finger of course. And she has a big scar on her foot where a blood vessel was removed to be placed in her finger.
She has a growing fingernail. And some movement. She can bend it to some degree and that will be the extent of her movement unless we have another surgery when she's older. With time we'll find out if the finger continues to grow. But I have a good feeling about it. ;)
Truly, it's all just a miracle.
I remember feeling so strongly at the time of the accident to ask for prayers. I know so many of you were praying. I feel with all my heart that IT MADE A DIFFERENCE. I feel it opened the heavens and blessings were poured down on our family. I personally felt so uplifted during that really hard time.
I am so grateful for my church ward family. I'm so grateful for our family and friends. And I'm so grateful for the Beachbody community. I was BLOWN AWAY at the outpour of love and support.
To everyone who prayed, wrote me sweet messages of encouragement, those who brought us meals for weeks, all those that took the kids, sent care packages to the hospital, sent flowers, visited us at the hospital..... from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.
You all made a difference in this recovery. I feel that sincerely. xoxo