Monday, September 29, 2008

On the Road Again

Kelly 1997-4 years old


I don't think I have posted about this yet--forgive me if I have. Others of you may already know cuz you live here--just everyone forgive me--I'm sure I need it ! :0)
My 3rd daughter, Kelly, fell off a horse 2 years ago and fractured her pelvic bone. They didn't catch it in the original x-ray so it bled into the muscle and created a small muscle mass. About a year later Kelly started having some intense hip pain whenever she played soccer or was really active, so we took her into our local Dr. He sent us into Missoula (40 minutes away) to an orthopedic doctor who did an MRI and CAT scan--he thought he saw cancer in her pelvic area. He said there was no one in Montana who could deal with this. We were so scared. He then sent us to a Pediatric Oncologist--(children's cancer) who was in Spokane, Washington. He took one look at the MRI and knew it wasn't cancer--PHEW!! But he did say that her body had responded to this mass by growing a bone over it. So my daughter has an extra bone in her body--growing sideways in her pelvic region. He also said that the only way to fix it is to lay the entire hip open and the recovery/rehab from that is very intense. Also there is no guarantee that the surgery will be successful. So he said unless the pain became unbearable he would recommend waiting until her growth plates finished forming at least. Come back in 6 months unless the pain increases.

Well, apparently we are not a high priority because it is almost a year later and they just did another MRI and CAT scan. Last Thursday I had to pick up Kelly from school and take her into the ER because she was in so much pain and her whole right side of her body was involved. Finally we are important enough and we are leaving in a 1/2 hour to go to Spokane for another appt.

My heart aches for Kelly. Being 15 is hard enough and full of enough drama without medical issues too. I don't know which upsets her more--the not knowing for sure when the pain will strike, the pain itself or the not knowing for sure the how and when of when it will be fixed.

Anyways--maybe you all wouldn't mind adding us to your prayer lists today--it will be great to know that Heavenly Father's will is being carried out.

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Please keep us posted. I hope everything goes well today. That's so scary.

annie said...

For sure! I hope the appointment goes well and they can offer some comfort (either medically or mentally). We heart Kelly!

McEwens said...

That is just tough, 15.. this surgery, all that pain.... I am sorry...

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Lisa, you and Kelly will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the doctors will finally take care of this once and for all and Kelly will not have to suffer through the pain anymore. You're right, she doesn't need this when being a teen-ager is hard enough, but I have a feeling she'll pull through. Hang in there, Kelly.

Carla said...

Bless her heart! She, you, and your family are in my prayers!

Tara said...

Tell her there are people all over praying for her...and you! What a great mom you are!! Keep the faith, Heavenly Father always sends his blessings.

Kelly said...

Hey everyone!!! This is Kelly!!! Thanx sooo much for all of your support! It's comforting to know that I have all these people thinking about me!!!

onlymehere said...

I'll definitely keep her in my prayers. I hope they can give her some relief without such an intense surgery but will pray for the best possible outcome. I have a 15-year-old also so this strikes home with me. God bless.

jacobnesau said...

Lisa,

I stopped to check in and see how my beautiful friend from Montana is doing. I've enjoyed your blog posts but am sorry to hear Kelly has to go through all this. Please give her a hug for me and tell her I love her. I'll keep her and you in my prayers.

Karen

Sorenson Family said...

LISA AND KELLY,
I HOPE ALL GOES WELL AND YOU AT LEAST ARE ABLE TO GET SOME ANSWERS. WE LOVE YOU BOTH. TASHA IS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT YA. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LISA I BOUGHT YOU A NEW COOKBOOK SO ASK ME FOR IT WHEN YOU GET BACK.
MISSY

cookingsherri said...

You are on our list for sure. It is so hard to watch our kids go through hard times. I had no idea it would be this hard. Makes me hug my mama more often!

Redhoodoos said...

Kelly and Lisa - let us know how the appt went. I hope they are able to fix this without too much pain and/or a long recovery. You are in my prayers.

onlymehere said...

I wish I knew how to find blogs that way bz I'm curious about some people too!! Hope the appointment went well today. I'll check in later to see if there's an update.