Sunday, Mia got injured while going down a zip line at the home of some other missionaries. Her pain made me think that she could have fractured her navicular bone in the foot, so yesterday we went and got an X-ray and sure enough, there is a little chip broken off of her navicular bone. About fourteen years ago, a medical student, Anna Peek, from the UK, went with me on a couple of village trips. She went on to become an orthopedic surgeon and graciously lets me consult with her about ortho cases that I have here in Peru. I think the last three ortho cases have all been missionaries or their children! We're a clumsy lot, I guess. We agreed that Mia will probably do okay without a cast, but will reevaluate in a week or so. But it looks like track season is over for her as she can't run for 6 weeks.
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