Yesterday I called her to me so I could put a diaper (for nap time) and the brace on. She wouldn't come. She yelled. She threw a fit. I wanted to do the same, but instead I opted for a time out. After a couple minutes on the knotty spot I called her to me and had her apologize. I then tried to get her diaper and brace on again. This time she yelled that she had to go potty. She just got off prior to her first fit, but I decided to let her go once more. She didn't do anything. I carried her to her bedroom and laid her on the bed to put the diaper with panties over it and the brace on. We were back to having a full blown fit. She started screaming that she needed to go poop; she really didn't or she would have on her last two potty visits in the last five minutes. She was fighting so much I couldn't get her diaper on. A couple pops on the tush proved useless. One way or another I got the diaper on. The brace though... she wasn't having it. She kept screaming, "I can't like it!" I told her she didn't have to like it, but she did have to wear it. I couldn't get it on her. Finally I sat her on the side of the bed on top of the brace. Then while explaining how I'm sorry she has to wear the brace and how I wish she didn't, I quickly put her brace on "good enough". She was still upset, but more compliant by this point. I laid her down and tightened the brace as needed.
15 minutes had passed since the whole rodeo began. I was emotionally drained and exhausted.
Last night we had another big fight about the brace. Afterwards I grabbed her said, "Let's pray!" She agreed and we started praying about her having to wear the brace. We thanked God for giving the doctors knowledge on how to fix her hip problem, but told Him she was tired of wearing the brace. We are asking for her right hip to be completely restored to a fully functioning hip like her left side. We claimed her hip to be healed and asked that Dr Brock see it as so next Thursday at her appointment. Now lets just pray he's listening to God (like he did with her second surgery) and not just science.
Here's Kaitlyn's prayer needs:
- The right femur will be firmly in it's socket.
- The right socket will be as deep as the left.
- Her right leg will not outgrow her left, but will be perfect the same length. PLEASE pray hard about this one.
Matthew 12:9,10, & 13 (NIV) says...
"...he (Jesus) went into their synagogue and a man with a shriveled hand was there... Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
That's what I'm believing for Kaitlyn. Like the man with the shriveled hand, her hip will be completely restored just like her other hip.