My husband and I have been blessed with two girls, ages 4 and 6. My oldest daughter has been learning how to ride a horse and has just started with the lead line. It was only just a couple of weeks ago that we had her riding a small pony that her youngest cousin, age 8, had been kindly leading for her. They were walking over trotting poles and small jumps and really enjoying themselves. So we decided to allow them some freedom and they entered an open pen with cross country jumps. The cousin continued to lead her around it was wonderful to hear laughter from them. It fills my heart with joy just thinking of it.
But a few minutes later I hear a heart wrenching scream from my daughter. I look up to see my daughter nowhere in sight. My sister who was the closest, rushed over to find my daughter on the ground. I guess they decided to try walking over the rainbow cross country jump, however the jump was too big for the pony to walk over so he willingly bounced over it. This caused my daughter to superman off and break her elbow. Her hand was faced in the wrong direction and could not be bent without severe pain. That is where the true miracles begin. The pony froze with his legs spread and never moved, allowing my daughter to get up without causing any further injuries
We rushed to the closest emergency room approximately 30 minutes away and by that I mean we sped. We got there to find a busy emergency room and a lady with a very ill little girl in line ahead of us. She took one look at us and said please go ahead of us. So thankful for that wonderful lady. The doctor, nurses and X-ray technician were all there, which is rare at that time of night. We had the doctor check on us a few times, the X-rays were completed and a surgery planned for the next day, all within 45 minutes. We did not get a time for the surgery, they just said that they would call in the early am.
We made it through the night and were impatiently waiting for a call when I decided to use some faith and start heading for the surgery location which was in the next town 1 1/2 hours away. We made it one minute down the road when I received the call we had been waiting for. I was so grateful for that call. They called to say they were ready for us for surgery upon our arrival. We made it to the next town with my daughter laughing and joking along the way. I was not sure how she could laugh with a broken elbow but she did. The surgery went amazing and with no crying. The surgeon was very impressed with our little girl and so am I. She will be making a full recovery.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!