* the post I never got around to posting earlier …

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by melinda in Another day in the life of me.

I interrupt the normally scheduled post tonight to bring you this emergency update from the family tree and petting zoo here on the devil’s track …

#1.  Earlier today, Jeff (please see family tree post) had to be taken to the ER.  He was diagnosed with kidney stones.  The last time I talked with Chrisi, he was feeling some better but they were still planning to keep him overnight.  Please keep him in your prayers.  I know if he went to the hospital, he must have been in some serious pain.  I hope that has subsided some by now and he is on his way to healing. 

#2.  Upon returning home from church, Richard discovered that Anna’s horse Jack had gotten tangled up in barbed wire and has some really bad injuries on his back legs.  We have no idea where any barbed wire even came from, we don’t use it to fence our animals, it may have washed up out of the creek during our recent flooding.  Either way, his legs look bad.  We had a long consultation with the vet, we got the medicines we needed (thank you Shelly and Dad) and Christopher make an emergency run to walmart for bandages (thank you Christopher), Anna, Richard and Christopher got him all wrapped up and he is now resting in his stall hopefully on his way to getting better.  He has to go in to the vet’s office first thing in the morning for follow up.  I’m not sure who I felt worse for … Jack for being hurt, Richard for having to pull barbed wire out of his legs, Anna for being devastated that her horse is injured and having to doctor him, my dad and Christopher for being the official horse holders during the doctoring that was going on or Shelly for having to answer her phone 72 times in 30 minutes.  I do know I am grateful for loving friends and family. 

So now that it’s nearly 1 am and I”m still awake waiting on Anna to come back in, I should probably take myself to bed so I can function tomorrow.


This will be quick, I seriously need a shower.  I stink, like horse poop.  I dislike horse poop a lot. 

First and most importantly, please continue to remember Jeff in your prayers, he is still in the hospital and the last I spoke to Chrisi, he wasn’t feeling well at all.  He is waiting for the Dr. to come back in sometime tonight to decide what else needs to be done.  

Secondly, I am happy to report, putting aside my dislike for horse dookie, that it appears that Jack will be fine.  He went to the Vet 1st thing this morning and finished getting doctored up, got lots of shots and is now resting in his stall.  Anna is out tonight, so Richard and I got to be in charge of giving him his medicine.  Hate you missed it.  It was interesting. 

I am now off to take a shower and get in bed at a very decent hour.  I’m sure my boss would appreciate me being awake tomorrow and I seriously don’t think I can do another day without sleep.


One Comment on “* the post I never got around to posting earlier …”

  1. Jodie

    What a day(or two) you have all had. What a blessing to have such a close family and great friends. We are praying for Jeff and Jack. Hugs from your Illinois family.

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