the missing toe – by Kaitlyn

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Hello everyone. Tuesday was an exciting day at our house. We had an accident in the kitchen that has us scurrying around. Especially Kaitlyn and Heidie.

We have this large (and heavy) wooden cutting board, and soup was being made in the kitchen. Kaitlyn was helping mom to cut up some vegetables for the soup. As Heidie and Kaitlyn were working together in the kitchen that cutting board fell and hit directly on Kaitlyn’s toe (right foot, second toe).  It was extremely painful so Kaitlyn was screaming and crying.

Heidie took her to emergency, where they gave her 2 shots with the biggest needle in the universe—that may have been the maximum pain level felt from this whole ordeal. Well the doctor called it a partial amputation, so they put it back together as best as they could. 10 stitches later and minus her toe-nail, they made their way home. Kaitlyn is on crutches for a while and the toe-nail will take about 6 months to grow back.  It is doubtful that she will be playing soccer this season, and we will need to find her some shoes that can protect that toe.


Here are a couple of pictures below. One is of the toe and the other is Kaitlyn playing with a blown up glove—waiting in the hospital always seems like it takes too long, so she is passing the time—Opa (Heidie’s father, David Wright) had blown the glove up and Kaitlyn provided the decoration.

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