Originally Posted by iridehorses
I finally spoke to her late this morning and between the ribs and the morphine drip she was a little out of it. Came to find out that she also has a cracked sternum. The wishful thinking that Jim had about her coming out by Wednesday doesn't seem like a reality right now.
As for her horse, she has had him for 5 or 7 years and has been a PITA for all that time. I think this is the last straw. She says that if she is able to ride again, it won't be on him.
Oh wow.... I really am sorry to hear that. Collapsed lungs, broken ribs, contusions and bruises all over are bad enough without a cracked sternum too... MAN she must have had a terrible fall. As far as the morphine drip goes, better living through chemistry!!! :) I once had a burn patient come through the ER and he didn't want me to start an IV on him. I smiled at him and said, "Hey I'm going to be your best friend in about 3 minutes because I have 4mg of Morphine in my pocket for you." He relaxed and let me take care of him.
I'm glad she's getting good care. Studies have proven that patients who have people praying for them recover faster than those who don't. Believe it or not, that's now medical fact. So pray however you choose to pray, and send all the good energy (juju) you can muster her way. That will help her recover.