ARDEN UPDATE #10: Heading Home!

Post-op X-rays this morning show that Arden’s femur remains in place!

One little person is mighty glad to be getting out of the hospital and away from all the poking and prodding and being wheeled into yet another exam or X-ray. She’s had a great morning. And this good news tops it for all of us.

The road ahead is long. 5-6 weeks in this Spica cast with more follow-up X-rays in between. Then a return to Seattle Children’s Hospital and to the O.R. for recasting in a slightly less confining body cast and another 4 weeks or so. Tony, Hilda, and I will be taking turns helping Allison with Arden’s care.

After the last body cast comes off, she’ll have physical therapy to learn how to walk again. Arden will wear a brace for anywhere from 3-months to a year after that to make sure everything stays in place.

We are more thankful than words can express for the love, prayers, and generosity of family and friends who are helping this little family get through this crisis. God’s mercies have surrounded our little one, and we are trusting his help in the days ahead.

Please keep Arden in your prayers. I expect to post more updates in the future as we continue the fight for Arden to walk and run and dance again.

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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6 Responses to ARDEN UPDATE #10: Heading Home!


    HALLELUJAH! A good report – love those. Our Bible study group will continue to pray.


  2. Lisa Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated and allowing us to be apart of this through prayer. It’s wonderful to be included in the battle. Please give her and her family our love. 💕Lisa Johnson


    • I think the thank-you’s are on our end of things. We have needed (still do need) the prayer support you and others have given. God’s mercies have been evident. Arden’s smile is proof. How many people–even adults–are smiling the day after their 2nd major surgery in a row? Pretty amazing, and we are thankful.


  3. Carol and Paul Wolff says:

    Thank you for these updates . And for the wonderful news! Praying that on this long walk the power of God’s redemptive grace glows powerfully in and through each of you.

    Carol and Paul


    • It is quite a journey for us all. The news is truly wonderful, and your words of encouragement along the way have meant a lot. We need God’s help. The road ahead is long and hard. We are already heartened by how well she is doing and aware of God’s goodness throughout. Love to you both!


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