Yes, here it is!! You are all probably screaming with excitement right now- LOL! 😀
I promise, I will never take that long to finish a series again! It has just been WAY too long 😉
So, last we left off Cecile had a fever caused by an infection and was going to have another surgery. Thankfully the surgery went well, but she still had a slight fever. I took Annika and Saige with me to visit Cecile the day after the operation.
“Annika, why did I ever let her get on Penny? I had a bad feeling that whole morning. I should’ve told her that it wasn’t a good day! It’s all my fault!” Saige cried.
“Oh, Saige! It is not your fault! Cecile doesn’t blame you- nobody blames you. Why do you keep going on about it? You couldn’t have known for sure that something was going to happen. You are no more responsible for her injury than I am.” Annika explained nicely.
“I wouldn’t expect you to understand. It’s okay.” Saige said with a little sniffle.
“Saige, I have said everything I know to say. And if you won’t listen to me, I don’t know what anyone could do to make you feel better.” Annika said sadly.
“Saige?” Cecile whispered weakly.
“Yes, Cecile?” Saige replied.
“Saige, ple-please don’t blame yourself. Annika is right. I don’t blame you. You are one- one of the best sisters ever. And I bet that in time, you’ll be one of the greatest riders in the world. I-I love you, Saige. Please don’t blame yourself anymore.” Cecile used all of her strength to say those things. And that is part of what made it so special.
“Oh, Cece, thank you! I love you, too!” Saige said with a smile. Annika smiled, too. She was glad her sister had finally realized that it wasn’t her fault
A week passed and Cecile was finally ready to come home!
Hi Annika! Hi Saige! You’re late! You were supposed to be here 1 minute ago!” Cecile said and started laughing at her own joke.
Annika and Saige laughed! They were happy to see their sister back to normal again.
“YAAY!! Let’s go home!!” Cecile yelled and they all giggled.
Cecile had a big welcome when we got home. Everyone was glad to see her, well, except for Caleb 😀
Hello Girls and their dollies!
First thank you all for your well wishes and prayers for Cecile. We all appreciate them so much!
Cecile had her surgery on Friday and it went pretty well. We have been visiting her every day since and she seems to be doing okay. I am mad with the doctors, though and I’ll tell you why.
When Cecile was admitted into the hospital she was unconcious, so of course she can’t talk. Well, the doctors only examined her head and neck area (since that’s where the unconcious-ness would come from) and didn’t even bother to examine her fully. So, the day after the operation, Cecile’s leg is in pain. It turns out she broke it. So, she has a cast on her leg and a brace/cast-thingy (I don’t really know what it’s called, lol) on her neck. She can’t come home until a week has passed from the surgery. Please continue to pray for Cece! Because after today’s visit we have HORRIBLE news!!
Read on to find out more:
“How are you feeling today, Cecile?” Annika asked her sister.
“Okay.” Cecile replied.
“Cece? I just want to tell you how sorry I am. This never would’ve happened if I hadn’t waited so long to tell you to slow down on Penny! You can blame me all you want!” Saige cried.
“Oh, Saige don’t cry! It wasn’t your fault! I don’t blame anyone for what happened. It just- happened. I’m sorry that you’ve thought I blamed you all this time. I really don’t.” Cecile said weakly and with tears in her eyes.
“Thank you Cece.” Saige said, but it didn’t quite seem like she believed it.
“Would you help me lie down? I’m feeling really tired.” Cecile asked.
Annika and Saige helped her to lie down. “Could you take the covers off? It’s so hot in here.” Cecile said.
Annika pulled down her blanket and folded it nicely at the foot of the bed.
“There you go, Cece. Is that better?” Annika asked.
“Thank you, but I’m still very hot.” Cecile said. Suddenly, Annika got worried.
She leaned down to put her hand on Cecile’s head. “Cecile you have a fever.” Annika said.
“Saige, go get Mommy and Doctor Jack! Tell them Cecile has a fever!” Annika said. She was very worried.
“Annika, what’s wrong? It’s just a fever.” Saige said.
“No, I don’t think it’s just a fever. Now go get Mommy! GO!” Annika raised her voice and it startled Saige. She had never heard Annika talk like that before. Saige darted out of the room.
“Oh, Cecile! You have to be alright! You just have to!” Annika cried.
I was in the room before the doctor and I pressed my hand against Cecile’s forehead. “Oh, my sweet girl!” I said.
“Is she going to be okay?” Saige asked.
“What’s wrong with her, Mommy?” asked Annika.
“Doctor Jack says that she has an infection. That’s what is causing the fever.” I said with tears in my eyes, but trying to be strong for my girls.
Saige started to cry and Annika had tears. Annika hugged her sister and said, “Saige, she’s going to be alright!”
“Annika, this is all my fault! We should’ve been in the ring with her. I should’ve told her what to do if Penny started going too fast or if she lost control!” Saige cried.
“Saige, listen to me. This is not your fault! There is no way anyone could tell what was going to happen. You heard her, she doesn’t blame you, I don’t blame you, and neither does anybody else. So, why should you go on blaming yourself?” Annika said. Saige just kept crying. “She’s going to be okay, Saige. I promise, okay?” Annika said and hugged her a little tighter.
“Okay.” Saige said and she started to calm down.
The doctors are gonna have to do another surgery. It’s scheduled for this evening. Hopefully it will all go well! 😕
That’s the end of Part 2! Part 3 will be posted as soon as I have the time 😉
Also, I just want to share this super sweet get well card that my friend Annie and her dolls sent in for Cecile:
Thank you SO much! Cecile really appreciates it!