ARDEN UPDATE #8: Setback

Today our little champ suffered a serious setback. X-rays taken this morning during Arden’s post-op at Seattle Children’s Hospital showed her femur is out of the socket.

Alli wrote this:

So, things have not quite gone as planned. Arden’s femur has dislocated (which was a concern) and will have to be repositioned & re-cast tomorrow morning. We are hoping for a non-surgical option, however it is still a possibility for the best outcome. More X-rays will be done on Friday, and we have our fingers crossed for a Saturday return to Anchorage ❤️

We are heartsick over this setback, as you can imagine. But we are in the battle full-throttle for our little Arden whose response to this new normal has been better than we could have imagined. And now, either way they resolve this problem, she faces another round under anesthesia, and she’ll probably be back on pain meds too. Hopefully, they’ll be able to readjust things without a surgical procedure, but either way, this is a tough development.

Thank you for your prayers, your words of encouragement, and for being in this battle with us.

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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11 Responses to ARDEN UPDATE #8: Setback

  1. Sylvana Botterill says:

    Oh, poor little sweetie, that’s not good news. Praying for contagious calm and confidence and for a joyful conclusion to this setback.



    I’m so sorry to hear this. Our women’s Bible study group will continue to pray! Carol Ann Murillo


  3. k1home says:

    Prayers continue from St Matthew’s Thursday Morning Prayer group.


  4. KarenMeneghini says:

    I’m so sorry about this setback. I’ll be praying that Arden and her mommy feel the closeness of the Lord and His loving arms around them. Praying for your whole family too. Lord, have mercy on precious Arden.


  5. Kristin Beasley says:

    Haves prayed and will continue to pray for little Arden


  6. Paul Wolff says:

    Oh my …painful for all concerned. Praying fiercely for His redeeming this setback.


  7. Carolyn, I am so sorry for the pain Arden’s going through. I am praying that God would be close to her and that she would experience his presence and healing in ways her little soul can grasp as being extraordinarily good. May she experience his hesed!


  8. Praying for Arden and you all. Mercy and healing and grace upon grace.


  9. Susan Nash says:

    Sorry to hear about this setback. I am continuing to pray for the goal set ahead to come to fruition. Meanwhile, I am praying for patience, strength and endurance.


  10. mimionlife says:

    Sending prayers and love.


  11. Ingrid Faro says:

    My prayers continue for little Arden, and for the family as you walk and pray through this with her. I was born with hip dysplasia but that was before it was being diagnosed – and resulted in years of pain and full hip replacement in both hips later in life – from which I’m currently recovering. I’ll continue to pray for her full recovery and never another problem with her hips. Love to you all.


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