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Thanks to a swift kick from a startled horse I found myself incarcerated at Ruby Memorial Hospital with a busted up arm. And by busted I mean broken.

After riding Villain, feeding and turning out the horses I headed home. I was no further than the Bunner Ridge VFD when a severe storm warning came across the radio. And that meant, as i looked at the thunder clouds gathering, that I was going to have to go back and bring in the horses. Which is pretty much when it all went down hill.

And this is more or less how my evening of June 2, 2009, went….

8:00 pm –  begin bringing horses in from storm

8:15 pm – kicked in forearm by Never, who runs off. Collect Never, get in car covered in dirt, horsehair, blood and rain

8:30 pm – barrel up I-79 in a driving rainstorm while bleeding all over car

8:35 pm – call chad tell him don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it looks but I need to go to Med Express

8:52 pm – arrive at Med Express dripping blood everywhere

9:00 pm-ish – X-rays confirm fracture. Shots (as is i wasn’t hurting enough) and sent to Ruby ER

9:30 pm-ish – stop at home on way to ER. put on clean pants, birkenstocks

9:35 pm-ish – arrive at ER where they are awaiting my arrival

9:35 pm – <gets a little hazy here> – find out i have an open fracture and need surgery; hang out in ER sending emails and texts about my current situation.

June 3, 2009 arrives while I sit on a gurney wearing a hospital gown and think about how ridiculois this situation is.

2:30 am – surgery to put plate and pins in arm

4:00 am – out of surgery and find out I’m incarcerated through June 5 so I can be pumped full of antibiotics

Day 1 Incarceration (June 3). I was not particularly delighted to find out that I’d be spending 48 hours in the hospital.

Day 2 Incarceration (June 4). After a good 9 hours of morphine induced sleep and accompanied by Ping, my blackberries and my trusty laptop I settled in to wait.

chris on June 4th 2009 in Family

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  1. Kim Mares responded on 05 Jun 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Poor Baby….I hope your elbow is well soon…..



  2. Sandy responded on 05 Jun 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Geeeze Louise, if you wanted some vacation time you should have gone geo caching instead! Hope you get back to your old self in no time!

    Take Care


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