Our hearts are thankful as we look back over the past two and one-half months. The Lord
has and is still carrying our family through an unexpected trial. Walt is gradually
recovering from his run-in with a cow on Christmas Eve. His doctor had put him on 50%
weight bearing exercises for therapy. The exercises strengthened his leg considerably.
Therefore, he was taken from the wheelchair to using a walker. After practicing walking
with a quadra-cane (four-legged cane) on Monday he experienced intense pain. So much that
therapy was discontinued for the day. Although he took 600 mg of ibuprofen the pain
continued throughout the night.
We made a visit to the doctors office the next day and had his leg and knee
x-rayed. Thankfully the knee is healing fairly well, but a screw has backed out about a
quarter of an inch and is pressing on a ligament which is causing the pain. The screw was
one of several that were used to hold a metal plate in place that had been installed
during the corrective surgery.
The doctor took him out of therapy and put him back into a brace and the wheelchair for
three weeks. Eventually, he will have the screw taken out. Walter also suspects that the
doctor will likely want to remove the rest of the hardware if the bones are strong enough.
That means another surgery, but it would probably be done on an outpatient basis that will
not require a stay in the hospital.
Therefore we sit, wait, and trust our Heavenly Father for tomorrow and the next three
weeks. For God tells us in His word not to worry about tomorrow for today has enough cares
for itself. Pray that Walts leg will heal completely. That there will not be any
complications from the screw and that the delay in therapy will not prolong his
Still looking up,