ARDEN UPDATE #6: The First Battle

We are relieved and grateful to be on the other side of Arden’s surgery. She did exceedingly well throughout a very complicated and long surgery. Her recovery has been steady and strong. She is eating solids, talking, moving toes on both feet, and watching cartoons on an iPad. She even downed a chocolate donut with sprinkles.

As her mommy commented on Facebook, “Arden is in and out of good spirits but she’s safe and healthy!”

And for that we are exceedingly thankful.

Mainly her “out of good spirits” is because she keeps hoping someone will help her escape her purple Spica cast. It’s hard to imagine anyone being okay with such confinement—especially such an active, energetic little four-year-old. It will take time to adjust.

Much as we dreaded the surgery, an awareness is sinking in for all of us that, despite our since of relief that the surgery is over, this was only the first battle in the long, hard battle that lies ahead to get Arden back on her feet.

Please pray that she’ll adjust to this new normal, that the Spica cast will do its job to get her leg and hip in working order, and that Jesus will do a lot of healing to get our little Arden up and running again.

Thank you again for all your love, words of encouragement, prayers and support.

Reminder: Don’t forget Arden’s GoFundMe! She’s begun the long road to recovery from severe hip dysplasia. From what we’ve seen so far, we’re convinced she’ll go the distance.

Help us go the distance to our GoFundMe goal!

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