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CookiePony
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:13 AM
Our own RunForIt was cantering her beloved Rasta along a fenceline at her farm when the neighbors' kids flew by in a speeding golf cart. Rasta bucked and bronced, and RFI fell on her head and neck. Her husband was close by and ran over, and found her conscious and talking. After he helped her to her feet, however, she complained of dizziness and nausea.

She was taken by ambulance to the local ER, where they diagnosed a broken neck. :eek: She was then flown by helicopter to a major hospital in Atlanta.

We are unbelievably lucky that she is not paralyzed. She will not be having surgery and will instead be wearing a halo vest for several months. If all goes well in the next several days, she will be able to go home.

As you can guess, it will be a long road for her. COTH jingles have helped many people and horses-- please send as many as you can. If you would like to send cards, PM me and I will give you her mailing address.

3horsemom
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:15 AM
keeping run for it in my prayers.

ThisIsIt
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:23 AM
Awwww. Jingles coming your way from MD.

AEM74
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:30 AM
Jingles from Indiana!

eponacowgirl
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:34 AM
OMG! TONS of jingles from this way. VERY scary...

Miriam
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:35 AM
I'm SO glad that it wasn't worse. Tons of jingles for her!

CANTEREOIN
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:38 AM
Jingles for a speedy and complete recovery...

IFG
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:44 AM
Major league jingles. So glad that they caught it before any major damage was done to the spinal cord!

annikak
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:47 AM
Loads of jingles and nuzzles from her friend Reason- And Wrainthur, who RFI does not know just yet, but will fall totally in love with. Promise.

Get better, Ma'am- that's an order from all of us here in MI.

<<gentle hugs>>

Auburn
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:58 AM
Thank Goodness her DH was close by when she fell and the spinal cord was not affected.

Sending jingles and prayers from KY, for a speedy recovery.

asterix
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:04 AM
sounds like a very good outcome given what could have been. Big jingles and healing thoughts!!!!

harveyhorses
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:07 AM
Va jingles sent her way. Could have been so much much worse.

bornfreenowexpensive
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:16 AM
lots of jingles for a quick and FULL recovery. How very very scary.

Please PM me her address! I'm thinking chocolate is needed....

eventer_mi
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:28 AM
Oh no....my best buddy KarenC went through a very similar scenario a few years ago and had to live in a halo.

Sending many good healing vibes your way, RFI! Let us know if there's anything, well, chocolatey you might need!

frugalannie
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:33 AM
Many jingles, RunForIt. Cookie Pony, if we send curb chains, will you hang them off her halo? THAT will get attention wherever she goes!

judybigredpony
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:33 AM
SUPER JUNGLES KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU

LLDM
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:36 AM
Wow - I am so glad she is going to be okay and that she got quick and GOOD medical attention. Would you hug her husband for me!

I know it will be a long road, but at least it will bring her back. HUGE JINGLES!

SCFarm

ddashaq
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:37 AM
Jingles from Kentucky! I hope that she gets home soon.:)

scubed
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:38 AM
Many jingles! Hope all goes well with recovery.

DQ Eventer
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:43 AM
Jingle, jingle, jingle.... from Coyote Creek Farm and Covered Bridge Equine, P.C.!

deltawave
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:55 AM
jingle x 100000000000000000

snoopy
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:23 PM
I am so sorry to hear of this. Run For It...we still have that bottle of wine to share.

"yes ma'am";):lol:

BigRuss1996
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:26 PM
Wow....so sorry to hear this... jingles coming her way! Damn kids should be made to go over and do her barn work until she's better...

Kairoshorses
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:29 PM
Wow. Sending thoughts, prayers, and jingles from West Texas. I'm SO glad she wasn't hurt more! And hoping for a complete, speedy recovery.

Cheval Gris
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:29 PM
Jingles Jingles from SC....praying for a speedy recovery!

Sudi's Girl
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:29 PM
Oh no!! I'm so very sorry to hear of this! Definite jingles coming her way from SC!!!!

Ratherberidin
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:45 PM
Huge jingles and prayers from Texas!

BBowen
Dec. 29, 2009, 01:29 PM
Wow, how awful, but thankfully her husband was close by. Sending prayers and jingles her way. Hoping for a speedy recovery!!!!

LAZ
Dec. 29, 2009, 01:45 PM
Jingles for RunForIt! Fast healing vibes, glad it is the best case scenerio in what could have been a horrible situation...

And just think, now when you can't remember something you can claim you have holes in your head!

shea'smom
Dec. 29, 2009, 01:54 PM
Wow! That is a case of "what rotten luck" and "isn't she lucky!" Jingles and good wishes.

AppJumpr08
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:15 PM
Awww geeze!! NOT a way to send out 2009!!!

Jingles for RFI - I'm so glad she's had luck on her side so far...

SuperEventer
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:19 PM
Jingles from Rocky Start Stables and crew in NC!

canyonoak
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:24 PM
jinglesjinglesjingles and hope for speedy and full recovery!

jenm
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:28 PM
Sending lots of speedy recovery jingles from CA!

cinnabar
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:30 PM
Yikes! Jingling the curb chain that sits next to me on the desk!

Zu Zu
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:36 PM
Jingles for RUNFORIT Jingle Jingle Jingle & AO ~ AO ~ AO ~ ALways Optimstic !

JER
Dec. 29, 2009, 02:59 PM
Oh no! Many, many wishes for a quick recovery.

jpalisades
Dec. 29, 2009, 03:02 PM
Jingles from PA!!! Please let us know how RFI is doing. Thank god they thought enough to call an ambs. and not try to take her themselves to the hospital.

hipy
Dec. 29, 2009, 03:07 PM
Jingles from a little hill in Texas.........

TampaBayEquine
Dec. 29, 2009, 03:19 PM
Oh my.... RunForIt~ I am so sorry this happened to you and so thankful that it was not the worst case scenario.
Warm, Healing Jingles to you from Florida ! Feel Better Soon!

eventerwannabe
Dec. 29, 2009, 03:57 PM
Wow!!! Sending jingles to RFI and praying for a speedy recovery. And I agree that the kid in the golf cart should have to do the barn chores!!!

foundationmare
Dec. 29, 2009, 04:48 PM
Lots of jingles from NY for a speedy recovery RFI:so sorry that your nice ride turned out so badly. Jingles and wisdom as well to your medical team!

subk
Dec. 29, 2009, 04:52 PM
Jingling....

Stace would you PM an address?

SevenDogs
Dec. 29, 2009, 05:13 PM
Oh crap!! So sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon!

yellowbritches
Dec. 29, 2009, 05:14 PM
Oh no!!! Sending lots and lots of jingles her way.

Hollywood
Dec. 29, 2009, 05:31 PM
How scary, Sending more jingles to RFI - hope things go well during recovery.

maxxtrot
Dec. 29, 2009, 05:55 PM
oh geesh, RFI-i am so sorry to hear about the accident. jingles and my prayers are with you and your family.

NeverTime
Dec. 29, 2009, 06:00 PM
So sorry to hear about this. I had a friend who was stuck in a halo brace for a while after a waterskiing fall (headfirst into a shallow sandbar) -- he had to cut up a lot of perfectly good T-shirts to accommodate the brace, and endure a few Frankenstein jokes about the bolts in his head, but he's 100% now, a serious triathlete and doing great. Hoping for a speedy recover for RFI!

Lori B
Dec. 29, 2009, 06:55 PM
Yikes!! Mega jingles for RunForIt, and serious scowly faces at the morons in the golf cart, and their semi-competent parents.

elizabeth Callahan
Dec. 29, 2009, 07:21 PM
Lynda,
Thinking of you and best wishes for a fast recovery. If there is anything I can do form up here in MD - please ask!

riverpup
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:14 PM
Please get better soon- jingles from Orange County, Virginia

FLeckenAwesome
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:15 PM
Adding my jingles, well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery!!!!!

We know you are a fighter Lynda and will pull through, but let us know if there is anything you need!!!

CookiePony
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:20 PM
I talked to her DH again tonight and she is doing fine. She was still waiting for her halo when he left the hospital but he was expecting her to have it on by tomorrow morning. He said she is very much herself, talking and complaining that she is bored. :)

Horsegal984
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:20 PM
Big jingles here too! Glad to hear it's looking like a full recovery is probable! Let us know if we need to come supervise those boys doing the barn chores!!

Thomas_1
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:22 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

HorsesinHaiti
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:23 PM
Ouch! Prayers for a fairly quick recovery and a way to sleep, etc. comfortably in the halo.

twistoffate
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:39 PM
Jingles from WV! Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Tux61096
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:50 PM
for a speedy & complete healing!! Hope the halo won't interfere with her posts to COTH, I always enjoy reading them.

FlightCheck
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:54 PM
Darnit!

LCB, best wishes for a great recovery, and good luck with the halo - for Some Of Us, that's the only way we'll every get one (wink, wink). ;)

All the best from the FatPaintMare and I

tx3dayeventer
Dec. 29, 2009, 08:59 PM
MAJOR Jingles for RFI!!!! Head/neck injuries are something to take very seriously.

Just ask my mom who walked around with a broken neck for 2 months after her horse tripped and fell with her. They did xrays but did not take them low enough so they missed the 2 broken vertebrae. She now has 2 plates and 4 screws in her neck. She got lucky b/c if she had sneezed wrong during those 2 months it would have paralyzed her.

ss3777
Dec. 29, 2009, 09:07 PM
Jingles from NY!!!!

clivers
Dec. 29, 2009, 09:38 PM
Many, many jingles from Cold Canada. We're pulling for you RFI!!! ((Hugs))

retreadeventer
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:01 PM
Oh NO!!!
Thank you Cookie Pony. Rugby, Red and I are jingling like mad for L. I hope things go really well and you heal really fast!

kcrubin
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:03 PM
Jingling in Pa!

SmallHerd
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:09 PM
Jingles from Missouri!!

Debbie
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:30 PM
Jingling away that Runforit is home soon and mended soonest.

Jaegermonster
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:32 PM
OMG I just saw this! many jingles and will definitely pm

Lori T
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:35 PM
That is awful. Praying for a fast recovery.

VicariousRider
Dec. 29, 2009, 10:41 PM
Jingle Jingle!

What a rough end to 2009! Here's to a speedy recovery in 2010!!!

Dr. Doolittle
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:11 PM
Oh, boy...

MAJOR jingles, and poor thing! :(

Good and healing thoughts coming her way...(Damnable children on speeding golf carts!)

wolfmare
Dec. 30, 2009, 02:57 AM
jingles and positive thoughts from Maine!

TuxWink
Dec. 30, 2009, 04:10 AM
I hope you have a speedy recovery!

FuzzyTB
Dec. 30, 2009, 11:05 AM
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

Quinn
Dec. 30, 2009, 11:11 AM
Many, many more jingles coming to you from the wild and wooly Canadian north. May the power of COTH come through for your speedy and full recovery.

http://community.webshots.com/user/ballyduff

monstrpony
Dec. 30, 2009, 11:42 AM
More jingles for a speedy and "uneventful" recovery!

ZEBE
Dec. 30, 2009, 12:20 PM
Many many jingles from Bruno and Bettina Star ( and Barbara and Oliver) -- for a speedy,uncomplicated recovery! Very best wishes and hugs..

FoxChaser
Dec. 30, 2009, 12:24 PM
Many jingles from the Bluegrass State! Crazy how these things happen when we least expect them. Hope you heal soon RFI!!!

foxhavenfarm
Dec. 30, 2009, 12:35 PM
Many more jingles from FL!

blackwly
Dec. 30, 2009, 02:17 PM
RFI, hope you feel better soon! If you have any halo issues/questions feel free to PM me...I unfortunately put them on people all the time (and they suck!)

TBBoysMom
Dec. 30, 2009, 07:59 PM
Jingles from me and the boys. I'm also on the Pine Top side of Atlanta and have tried to PM you a couple of times, but I probably did it wrong! Many prayers for your speedy recovery!

CookiePony
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:15 PM
I talked to her DH today and told him about all the well wishes here on the BB. She got her halo on and hopefully will get to go home within the next couple of days. :)

mkevent
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:21 PM
Jingling for a speedy recovery.

RFI-if you get bored, we can always start a slaughter or Parelli thread for you....

mroades
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:36 PM
Jingles form SC

4Martini
Dec. 31, 2009, 03:02 PM
Jingles from Colorado!

cavalli
Dec. 31, 2009, 11:49 PM
jingles from NC hoping the New Year will bring you a fast recovery

ZEBE
Jan. 3, 2010, 12:10 AM
more jingles! I sent you a PM..glad you are home and now on the road to recovery

take care

BC-K