Well, I haven’t written in a very long time. Life got very busy and very hectic! If you don’t follow my other blog, here’s a short update..
On January 30, 2015, my hubby and I were in a horrible car accident. It was about 7:30 in the morning, I rode with him to work so that I could drop him off and keep our car for the day to run some errands. As I’m sure you know, the sun can be blinding that early in the morning. We were driving about 48 mph on a 45 mph road. We took a sharp turn and as soon as we came around the other side, I saw a truck PARKED in the MIDDLE of the road, no brake lights, no emergency flashers, no blinker, just parked!! I realized my hubby wasn’t slowing down because he couldn’t see the truck because of the sun. I screamed for him to stop and he hit the breaks, but it was too late! We smashed into the other truck at about 40mph. My reaction, when I realized that we wouldn’t stop in time, was to brace myself for the impact, so I stuck my foot up a little and ducked down in my seat. I felt every bit of that crash. My breath was knocked out of me and I kept trying to breath, there was smoke in the air and a horrible smell from the airbags and I was in excruciating pain and screaming for my hubby to help me. I looked down when he asked where I was hurt and my foot was COMPLETELY sideways!! I shattered all of the bones/tendons/muscles/nerves in my ankle and foot. I’ve never felt such horrible pain before. But, I had surgery to reconstruct everything and now have 19 screws and 2 big metal plates inside of my ankle/lower leg. I was in a cast for 3 months and now that I’m out of the cast I’ll be starting physical therapy tomorrow to learn how to walk on it again. As of right now I can not put any weight on it, move any of my toes and I can barely move my ankle.
Two weeks ago we found out that we are expecting our rainbow baby! I am about 9 weeks along. This is very exciting news for us, but also very scary and nerve wracking news for a few reasons!
Our main concern is that we never ruled out 100% the chance that one of us caused Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II in our little angel that passed away last year. We are terrified of reaching our 20 week mark and finding out that this baby has the same disease and will not survive either! On top of that, I have to try and begin walking as fast as possible, so that I’m up and walking before I start putting on a bunch of weight and before baby arrives.
Unfortunately, the doctors don’t know how long it will take for me to regain control over my ankle because it can be a very lengthy process. Being pregnant is only going to make it more difficult because when you are pregnant the body releases a hormone that loosens all of the muscles in the body, so that when it’s time baby can pass through the birth canal. This is not a good thing for an injury like mine. It also means that I have to try my hardest to go without any pain medication through this process and that is expected to be extremely difficult!
I would give anything in the world to have a happy and healthy baby at the end of this journey! I’m asking for your prayers during this time in my life!! I know that it is going to be a long, hard and emotional road, but I’m ready! 🙂
Thanks For Reading!
-Wife & Mother & Friend