A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

By early December the pain in Leah’s back was very severe.

On Friday the 6th December ’13 we were told that Leah had developed a spontaneous spinal fracture between T6 & T8. I was utterly devastated by this news.

Last night I glanced in Leah’s diary – she didn’t write very often – on Saturday 7th December ’13 she had recorded the many things in her life that she was thankful for.

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I remember how much pain she was in that Saturday and how distressed I felt watching our daughter suffer.

Now, through Leah’s occasional writings, I get glimpses of her beautiful thankful heart and it just humbles me so much.

Leah always enjoyed VeggieTales DVDs so maybe Leah would have liked this Veggie Tales picture:

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Spinal Fracture

Spinal Fracture

Leah’s breathing is a little bit easier since this morning & her blood oxygen levels are a little more stable which is great, although she is of course still seriously ill.
Heard today from the Dr that the CT scan of her lungs on Friday showed that she has a wedge compression fracture of her spine between T6 & T8 – NOT a “tiny fracture of one of the small bones” as was reported from the X-ray a few weeks ago – explains why Leah has been crying with the pain at times!
Nic is with her now so that has brought a smile to her face