a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Last Seven Months

have been a financial, emotional and physical struggle here.  On my birthday, November 2014, our youngest daughter was in a car wreck through no fault of hers.  The other involved party had no insurance and in a lax moment to save money the daughter did not tick uninsured motorists on her policy trying to save money.  Bare bones liability was all she had.

Between doctor's visits and surgeries we kept her and her six year old son here. We shuttled Z back and forth to school the rest of the school year.  There was no other option.

We got on each other's nerves, she would have kicked me a few times if she had two good feet, we had crying jags, we had a few fits and pouts and a few items were slammed down strongly but we got through.  I will be grateful to have my art sewing room back and Andrew will be glad he can leave his door open again.  There are too many things to list of why her father and I are glad but we are very grateful.  All of us thought this day might never come.  Praise God, it did.

After breaking her talus bone in her foot and a collective two weeks in the hospital, nine surgeries later and an extreme bout of infection, she is limping with out a walker, no wheel chair and no cane. Hallelujah!

We have found a inexpensive car to replace her lost one.  They placed her on "medical leave" so she still has a job to return to and things are looking rosier for all concerned. She is temporarily in her home and the stress level for all of us has dropped about 99%.

There are a few wrinkles to iron out but there are celebrations, too. After this Monday which includes a trip to Z's specialist for his ears and a round of stops to insurance, tax office, and revenue office we can officially kick her out and she will be legal to drive...and hopefully be able to work.

We were all blessed but we didn't realize it while squeezed in the middle of all the distress generated by such a situation.  I do know these setbacks were far better than planning a funeral.

I think we're all gonna enjoy this change.

Donations of cash and Valium can be sent to...teasing!

Update to update:  She is home again for Z's appointment tomorrow (I had that wrong!).  Her foot is still infected. Although she can walk, she has other issues that have arisen.  Insurance says six days were too long for her last admission and has refused to pay the bill...said it could have been done in four days!  Work wants her at 100 percent when she returns.

Lord, please bless us some more soon.  Amen.

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my goodness! congratulations to her and to all of you, too!!! you've been through a form of hell and can now look back and all be stronger (and closer) for it. onward to her! SO GLAD!!!

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, I think at times we are all tested in some way.. I am so glad your daughter is mostly recovered now. It is nice to have things back to "normal". Wishing you all happier times ahead, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

ha ha on the valium. this is super duper Great NEws... so glad she is able to walk again and yipee to doors being open or closed as YOU WISH... happy dance

Michaele said...

Oh my! And you waited 7 months to tell us? (Maybe I missed it). You gotta take care of your own - no matter the price. You did well.

Mama Zen said...

You have definitely earned a Valium or two!

Gorges Smythe said...

"Prayers!", as they say.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Continued prayers that she hits full recovery very soon.
She was blessed you could take her in and take care of things, stressful or not.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh Gail, I thought by now she was back home. I can't imagine all that you guys have gone through. I'm glad she can get around, but not glad for all the new problems that have cropped back up. I guess small claims court wouldn't work, but it sure makes me mad that people can drive around uninsured now. It would be worth it if we could have inspections back, I think.
Prayers and positive thoughts sent for continued recovery, and I don't have any valium, sorry!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I know this has been a long haul, but I know you're counting your blessings, too. Still praying. Will send money, but will keep Valium. Kidding. Or am I?

Linda Kay said...

Gracious, Gail, I can't believe there is still issues with this infection stuff in her foot, and you were so glad to be getting things back to normal. Valium might not even help at this point, girlfriend. I think you have been a champion through it all for your daughter's sake.

Roses around the door... said...

Dear Gail, bless your heart! You never showed the stress in your posts over these last months. You all sound like you have done amazing
under such pressure. God bless you all x

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
~Nietzsche
You are a strong woman. You bless your family and make them stronger. And there is strength in numbers. You got through this. May your blessings continue and grow. ❤

Lowcarb team member said...

In a families life you never know what is going to come your way. We all help each other out and somehow come through stronger ... our inner strength does come through. Yes, a lot of prayers and good thoughts from family, friends and neighbours all help along the way too.

God Bless

All the best Jan

A Quiet Corner said...

Because you've already experienced it, when families live together, tension and flare ups are inevitable. Hope that you and your daughter continue to work through it all as you have been given your share!...:)JP

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you can see light at the end of the tunnel!! I know you will be so glad to have your house back. It has been such a long haul for all of you. I am so glad you shared about it. You are such a good Mom. Blessings to you all and I will be praying about her infection.

LindaG said...

Still praying for you all, Gail. Miracles do happen, it definitely could have been worse.

God bless. *hugs* ♥

Country Gal said...

Maybe a ruff and long road but you will all get to the end of it soon and it should all smooth out ! I hope you all find peace after all of this soon ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Lynne said...

Happy things are looking possible, brighter, encouraging . . . even though she, you, the situation, isn't "out of the wods" it is 90% better than it was a few months ago . . . I remember the concern I could hear in "our visits" even though there was never ever complaint in your words. You are one special person and one of the "centers" of your wonderful, strong knit, committed family. Enduring is a strength of you . . . I hear you often mention "blessings" . . . and I hear sincere, loving thankfulness from your heart . . .

Insurance struggles in the whole mix of things seems totally not fair. I hope that issue gets cleared up pronto . . .

Hold on dear wonderful lady . . . Your daughter, you, the family continue to be in my caring . . .

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am praying for a complete recovery for her and soon! It has been a rough time for you all. You found the strength to do what you had to do! :)

Sandy said...

Gail,

Keeping you and yours in my prayers. I'm hoping all works out with the insurance company and the medical bill. Eventually everything will be back to normal. Keep your chin up!!!

Saucy Kodz said...

You cannot even get car registered here without insurance - I think it quite awful that a person would even drive without insurance. The other guy should have been made to pay back somehow. Goodness knows, Maria has suffered enough and nine surgeries later still doesn't find the ankle healed enough. Hopefully Goodness and Healing will settle that broken area and all will return to normal. It must feel good for her to be back home as well. Just shows how family stick together through the tough times my friend. Happy for ya all.

Linda Wildenstein said...

continued prayers for you and yours. I hope you all will be peace filled and elbow room deep soon. xoxo Linda

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm praying for God's grace to shelter you all and for His strength to be given to you in huge doses! One of our daughters and her two teens have been with us nearly three months. Thankfully two of them we were on a mission trip. :) And if all goes well they will be in their new home Thursday. I think she will be happier than we will be and we'll be ecstatic! blessings, marlene

Susan Anderson said...

Wonderful news, despite the setback. I will be praying mightily for her and all of you.

=)

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