Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Prayer Request

Not much blogging today. This is a photo of my brother's grandson and his daddy, who has been injured. About 10 days ago he was working on the ranch he manages in northern Illinois and got a small thorn in his palm, but being a hard worker continued with his chores. The hand became inflamed, and then dark streaks were running up his arm, so it was off to ER. He's had a week in the hospital with powerful antibiotics, but whatever pathogen is attacking him, they haven't been able to identify it or stop it completely. He's home now with my niece doing the IV drip and he daily goes back to have the open wound repacked.

But the nightmare continued.

While he was still hospitalized, some of the horses got out. Most stayed near the barn but two went out to the road where they were hit by a car with three people, all seriously injured about 4:30 in the morning. One horse, the ranch owner's, was killed on impact, and the other, my niece's horse, had to be put down from his serious injuries. She cradled its head and said good-bye. Tears are running down my cheeks as I think about her then rushing off to the hospital to tell her ill husband before he saw it on the news.

Please pray for my family and the injured family from Leaf River.

3 comments:

Chelle Y. said...

Wow. I am so sorry to hear about those accidents. I will definitely pray.

My former sister-in-law had to put down her horse too. It was so heart breaking, because she loved that animal! I hate it when anyone's pet is hurt or died, but mostly I hate it when a PERSON is hurt.

God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Eeeek... That was no good news, very very bad! I'm soo so sorry to hear that.

What a bad lluck, first with the severe infection and then the horse incident in such a short amount of time. That's punch at punch. Ouch.

It always feels so unnecessarey... Oh, I shred a tear for those injured, both horses and humans. Sometimes life is too tough. *sigh*

I hope things improving with his infection rapidly.

Dancing Boys Mom said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. I will certainly keep all in my prayers.