I was tied up at work when momma’s next appointment rolled around. My daughters are uncomfortable taking their Nanny places, especially now with bones already broken, but they teamed up to help me out.
Nanny was pretty sleepy, her pain pills fast at work for what we figured would be a painful experience. But momma brightened up immediately when the nice, good-looking Dr. Rivers stepped into the room. She got a big smile on her face. First thing to do was to get the old splint off and see how her swelling was.
Then the tech got busy shaping the new cast. Momma was stoic and brave through it all. Can you imagine a displaced, ground up elbow being moved around at all? I would be nuts.
What a trooper! She has loved the many cards she has received. Thank you all for being so kind! It is like a big pink wall of cheer in her room. By Thursday she was getting used to the cast and getting a little happy buzz from the codeine. She walked with her sitter all around the building enjoying some fine Houston weather. When I walked in, she recognized me immediately. ” hi, hon,” she said to me, “you look nice. Did you wear that to work today? “. Maybe someone should study narcotics and dementia because that is the sharpest she has been five years. It was nice to have her back if only for a few minutes.
Lauren and Feather have been out of the show ring for over ninety days, combatting her injuries and giving them time to heal. It will be jumping right into the fire with shows this week and next. Neither is as solid as they should be but we won’t push, won’t do too many rounds and hope to put our winning streak back together.
As I lay on my bed, I hear Mickey, Snow and Bruno fruitlessly calling for Feather to come home. Lauren and I are going to look at some mares in the morning. Maybe Feather will not be the only girl in town much longer.
Thanks for riding along!