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« on: December 10, 2008, 04:13:23 PM »

I read something that I thought I would share. It was taped to the wall at Primary Childrens ER cork board where I have had to spend some time with my son lately. He took a pretty intense shot to the head and has had some eye damage. Eveything is going to be fine with rest and no, I repeat no movement of his eyes for about a week. Not easy for a little 9 yr old. But we are fine.
You really get a sense of how thankful you should be hanging out in a ER like the one at Primary Childrens. It is a regional specialty hosipital for kids. So they get kids in from all over the western US. The ER is not the place to hang out if you are the sensitive type. I am!!!! Especially when it comes to Gods little ones, I cannot keep my eyes dry when I think of the little ones. All of them, but especially my own.
Anyway, this little poem I thought was amazing.

There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that some sand had gotten into his shell
It was only a grain, but it gave him such great pain.
For oysters have feelings although they're so plain.
Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
that brought him such deplorable state?
Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
and claim that the sea should have given him protection?

No-he said to himself as he lay on a shelf
Since I cannot remove it I shall try to improve it
Now the years have rolled around, as the years always do
And he came to his ultimate destiny (Stew)

And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so
Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.
Now the tale has a moral, for isn't it grand
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?

We cannot choose, nor change the things that come our way, we can only
choose what we do once they are here!!

It was very comforting to read while standing with doctors and discussing my sons eyesight...
God bless you all this season. May the health and happiness of you and your families be the first and formost of blessings this season!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 06:06:52 PM »

Thank you for sharing the poem. So true.
 Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he continues to improve completely from his injury.
Its always very hard to watch our kids go through tough times and pain, I have spent more time in the ER, hospitals and doctor's offices with 7 kids than I have ever thought I would so I feel for you.
Wishing your family the best and hope you enjoy the holidays.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 06:27:39 PM »

Frantz, I am sorry to hear of the injury of your fine Son.  He will have a great recovery, he is in good hands.  It is so difficult to watch our children as they have their burdens to carry, thinking of you and yours, have a wonderful and awesome day, Cindi

Was he involved in a sports injury?  I can only think hockey?
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 07:26:07 PM »

Man Frantz, sorry to hear about your boy's eye, I wish for him a speedy recovery.


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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 08:33:33 AM »

Frantz, I'm sorry to read of your little guy's troubles, but isn't it amazing what they can do now to fix things?  Thank goodness you have good doctors to bring him to!  I hope he's feeling better soon!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 10:13:40 AM »

My prayers are with you and your family for your son's speedy recovery.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 12:15:40 PM »

Thank you all, for the kind words. Doctor says that he can do a little light reading and watch a little TV now. Thank the Lord. The poor kid was just about off his rocker, and so was his dad!!
He was a trooper though.

Here he is in the ER, at this point he is on Versed. (spelling?)
Thanks again from all of us.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 03:58:28 PM »

Frantz, my prayers & good thoughts are with you & your family.  Your son looks pretty relaxed right there!  Thank goodness my kids havn't been hurt badly..I can imagine the worry & helplessness you must feel.  Did you say how long it will take to heal?  That was a beautiful poem, I am blessed every minute by the health of & privilege of raising my kids! J
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