My granddaughter Shiarn was experiencing fear. After fracturing her main lower leg bone (Tibia) a week ago she now needed a new evaluation by the Orthopaedic Specialist (Othopod) Her mummy was at Uni so Nanna (myself) went with her. Shiarn is just eight years old. Her pain in conjunction with her fear of the unknow now terrified her. Laying on the examination table in the plaster room she was about to have her primary caste removed and a new ligher fibreglass caste attached. The nurse commenced to cut through the sides of the plaster with a saw. Shiarn screamed and cried even after having the whole proceedure explained.....fear claimed her heart, and nothing could calm. Terror took hold with the grinding sound of the saw as she visulised it tearing through her flesh and destroying her leg.
Fear causes us to tense, it increases our heart rate and if severe, brings on Hyperventilation or the adrenal Fight Flight Response. Thankfully this didn't occur. Education, simply being told what will happen and having the reassurance of being in capable hands does much to preventing an extreme alarm.
The two nurses in attendance were marvellous...Praise God for dedication.
In Isaiah 43:1 we are reminded, " Fear not for I am with you. I have redeemed you and called you by name. You are mine.....
Today, a much happier little girl now supports a lighter caste.....And she knows, "She can do all things through Christ who strengthens her." Phillipians 4:13 Because, it is a promise from the one who loves her the most..
The old and the new.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
THE PRODUCT OF FEAR
A would-be Author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.