On Wed. October 12...while at practice...Megan dove for a ball in the outfield, caught it, came down and a shot of pain came over her left shoulder. She knew at that moment that it was not good. Once the trainer got to her she was able to roll over and begin to sit up... it popped back into place.
YES...it was a DISLOCATION.
It was determined that she would need surgery to repair the damage. 1 week later on Thurs. October 20, Megan was greeted by the "Dream Team" Dr Pepper, othopeadic surgeon along with Dr Larsen, anesthesiolgist to put her back together. After a 1 hour surgery, 180 degree tear and 5 anchors she was now beginning her 4 month recovery. 4 weeks in a sling and afterwards physical therapy for 10 weeks. It was discovered that she had what is called a "Buford Complex". A deformity in the labram. Thanks to Dr Pepper for knowing how to treat and repair this properly. She is one tough cookie! Our "one armed" Megan was back to school on Monday and back to her apartment on her own on Thursday. I think that was harder on "Mom" than on Megan. But, she proving just how tough and committed she is to doing it on her own and being patient with the process so that she can get back on the field.
Dr Larsen getting ready to do the block...
Done...I'll drink a Coke to that!
Thumbs up...Ready to go home!
Balloons, Dairy Queen Blizzard (hot fudge & oreo), and BBF Jac were great medicine!
The smile lasted for a day in a half and then once the block wore completely off the smile went away for a couple of days :(
She is back to smiling!
There were many blessings and tender mercies that took place during this whole process. It is apparent to the Peay family that the Lord is mindful and he is in charge. Wonderful people have been put in our path to help Megan get the quick attention she needed to get her back on track.