Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Ankle

You may remember that on Thursday, September 6, Alex hurt her ankle during the first few minutes of a volleyball game.

She hasn't played volleyball since.  That will be FIVE WEEKS AGO TONIGHT!!

The x-ray showed no fracture (praise the LORD), but man oh man did she injure that ankle.  See???

These pictures look GOOD.  Her ankle actually got MUCH WORSE over the next several days.  Especially the bruising.  Her ankle was bruised horribly.  She had bruising all the way up the back of her leg.  Her toes were bruised and swollen.

These pictures just DO NOT show the extent of the bruising and swelling.  I have never seen anything so badly injured that wasn't broken.

Even her poor little toes were swollen.  Several days after this picture was taken, her toes, and the rest of her foot and ankle, were black and blue.  And that lasted for weeks.

Doesn't that look like it really hurts?


The first week she was on crutches.  Then she graduated to a "walking boot."  And finally to just an ankle brace.  She still wears that ankle brace every day.

Alex has been going to physical therapy every day.  And her ankle is actually MUCH BETTER.  She can walk on it fine (with the ankle brace) and can actually jog.  Side to side motion still hurts.  As I said, she has NOT been released to play volleyball, and our season is almost over.

Please continue praying for complete healing of Alex's ankle.  Of course we want her playing volleyball as soon as she can, but most of all we want that ankle healed.  If that means she can't play again this season, then we will accept that.

Thanks to each and every one of you who have prayed for Alex and for her ankle.  I appreciate it so very much!  I am so thankful for the Godly people that the Lord has placed into my life for such a time as this.


  1. Oh Wow! Mine hurts just looking at it! I had my achille's replaced and it didn't look that bad! so glad to hear she's doing better.
    Continued prayers...hopefully she'll get into at least one other game, if only for a minute or two!

  2. That was one bad looking ankle. She will need to pamper that thing for some time!!!

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