As I’m sure many of you have already heard, we had a family emergency last Wednesday morning. My mother came to visit our family for a little summer vacation, and to watch my daughter compete at the county fair with her 4-H group and her horse. The first night, early, early the next morning, my mother took a wrong turn in our home and stepped directly in to the stairwell of our home, falling 16 steps all the way down to the bottom. The steps dangerous, too steep, too hard, too short, and too skinny. It was dark and the tiny hall light wasn’t bright enough after being in the restroom bright lights.
I don’t want to relive the horror of finding her at the bottom of the steps, covered in blood, and the agonizing minutes waiting for 911 help to arrive at our remote country home. She was always alert and over the past week, has continued to improve each day. She is flying home tomorrow, after having 10 stitches removed today from her forehead, and having her left arm casted last Monday. She broke her wrist, displacing the bones, and still may need surgery to keep things lined up, but has to take things one week at a time, getting a new x-ray each week just to keep checking.
She will have wheelchair assistance through the airports, simply to conserve her energy, and get her to the next gate, which might be a long walk. She can walk unassisted, but still wants an arm to hold if she’s doing steps or on bumpy ground.
It’s really just a miracle that she’s alive and didn’t have a broken neck or back. We are so thankful for that.
I’ve been doing my best to get new pictures/videos of the puppies, but my WordPress app is not working on my phone, so I just posted one of Gracie’s pups on Facebook. I have another video of Annie’s pups, ChocoBoy, and Krystle’s black pup, and will get it loaded as soon as I can. I’m really sorry for the delay, and that I haven’t posted anything new in a while. I hope things will get back to normal in the next few days. Thanks again for everyone’s patience through this tough time we’ve had.