Sunday, February 1, 2009

Poor baby...

Savannah was in a cheer competition yesterday and today. I don't know what genius planned the competition on Superbowl Sunday but that is besides the point. My poor baby pulled/tore one of her hamstring muscle. She was doing a toe touch as seen in the photo below and felt a tear. She decided she was well enough to perform on the second day which turned out to be a bad idea. She didn't want to disappoint her teammates. She is a flyer and if she didn't perform, they probably would not be able to go on.
She is a trooper. She performed with great facial expressions and all the while in pain. She did her first tumbling pass and wasn't able to do the rest of the flips at the end because by this time tears were rolling down her face but she was still smiling.
The whole team did amazing but I am so proud of Savannah. At the end of the routine, she went off stage and was crying and in a lot of pain. The medic took care of her. She probably made it worse by performing on it. When they brought her to me, she was very hot. I think she has a fever. She was sad thinking that she let her team mates down. I told her she did awesome and I am so proud.
I took her home. We are icing it every 20 minutes and she is going to try to get some sleep.





These photos were from a month ago but they did the same routine today.

8 comments:

Lori S said...

Obviously, I have not been doing a good job of checking on blogs!
First of all, I want to say that I'm sorry about Savannah's injury--what a strong and committed young lady, though!!
Also, I want to say..congratulations!!! Ayana is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

dan and rachel said...

wow, that's amazing! i was reading that cheerleading is a high-injury sport! i hope she has a quick recovery!

Domestic Goddess said...

Super Bowl Sunday Tournament is not cool! LOL!

Poor Savy! That is not good at all. Give her our love, I hope she feels better soon. What a strong girl she is to perform through the pain!

The Zimmers said...

I, too, was a cheerleader and commend Savannah for sticking it out! I imagine she was in A LOT of pain. Muscle tears are incredibly tough! The pain is sometimes worse than a broken bone! I hope she feels better soon!

Angela said...

Poor baby is right. She sounds like a real trooper sticking that routine out the way she did. She even flew in the air with a torn ligament. What a girl!

She a real stunt woman, Wonder Woman even!!

Tricia said...

Amber, Is Savannah doing better now? I know that hurts, a lot. The same thing happened to me in high school, during tryouts no less...

Leah Reeves said...

Wow, and only 13. I hope Savannah heals quickly.

Leah

Lori said...

Poor peanut! I hope she's doing better now! :(

Praying for your travel information! xo