Update to the update: Micki is now home, and doing better. Her sister said she has recovered mentally about 95%, "it's like one day she came out of her stupor and picked up where she left off", but she does not remember the accident. Micki did, however, say that the accident couldn't have been the horse's fault, that he's a wonderful animal who would never do that without being spooked somehow. She is still experiencing pain from her physical injuries, which are holding her back somewhat, but her mom is there to help her and is her chauffeur when she needs to get somewhere.
Again, thanks to all for all the well wishes and financial support ~
it means the world to this family.
Micki is still in the hospital, and going through intensive therapy just so she can deal with daily life once she is back home. She is relearning the basic daily rituals that we take for granted... combing her hair, brushing her teeth, etc. Many times she does not recognize her boys when they come to visit her. The hospital put an alarm on her as she keeps trying to leave the premises, and yet she falls easily as she has no balance. The doctors believe she will recover, however, they have no idea how long it might take.
In the meantime, we can continue to pray for her and her family, and wish them all the best as she recovers. Thanks to all who donated to the family; just over $200 was collected through the Donate button in my sidebar. I'm leaving the button there for anyone who would still like to donate to the family. The healthcare bills for Micki will be staggering as she is spending WEEKS in the hospital. The family is ever thankful for all who have helped them during this time of need. Truly, words cannot express their gratitude.
If you missed the post about Micki's accident, please click here.
The benefit held by Vail Meadows Riding Center was May 15. They had a great turnout, and here are some pics taken by Micki's niece, Nicole:
Nicole with Micki's son Daniel
Micki's son Matthew, with his girl Jordan
(aren't they a cute couple?!)
Matthew making his dash out of the arena
Nicole and Micki's son Sebastian at the end of the day, exhausted