Her strength astounds me...  

rm_36specialk 48F
731 posts
2/3/2006 11:45 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Her strength astounds me...

Wednesday was my daughter's 12th birthday. All she wanted to do was go riding, so I took her to a stable and rented a couple of horses. We've been riding before, she's taken lessons also, so I thought it'd be a nice day. The weather was perfect, the horses were beautiful, we hopped in the saddles and with our guide leading the way we set off on our adventure. The countryside was beautiful, nice trails and shady dirt roads to travel down. We were almost done with our ride when my daughter asked the guide "can we trot a little before we get back to the stable?"
The guide asked me if it'd be OK, I replied, yes because she'd done it a few times before. We started trotting...the guide in front my daughter second and me bringing up the rear.

Time seemed to stand still as I watched her saddle slide over to the left, my daughter going right along with it. The guide telling her something I couldn't or didn't hear. Then **thud** my daughter hit the ground, screams of pain **MY ARM MY ARM !! MOMMY MOMMY MY ARM!!**

As fast as I could jump from my horse, I was by her side, "CALL 911 !!"

So, here we are, 2 days later, the orthopedic specialist says that she'll have surgery on Tuesday. She has a broken humerus (it's not funny) and it's shoved up into her armpit. She's in incredible pain and can't keep anything on her stomach, so we haven't had much sleep or food in the past couple of days. But, she's strong like her mom so she's got a great outlook and she's so brave that it amazes me. Throughout this entire ordeal, she hasn't complained very much, hasn't cried very much and has impressed all of the X-ray technicians that she's seen by her ability to withstand all of the pain that she's in.

They say kids are resilient, I don't know, all I know is that my daughter is the bravest woman I know. She's only 12, but she's been through so much more than I ever went through at that age and I admire her strength.

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
2/3/2006 1:56 pm

So sorry to hear about your daughter K. Hope all goes well, and she recovers quickly as kids generally do. She sounds like a very brave 12 year old (must be in the genes)
Best thoughts, wishes and hugs,

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