Sunday, July 19, 2009


You may not hear from me a lot for a while. On Sunday night(a week ago), I was dumping some stuff in the compost bin outside the rabbitry, and ZAP. ZAP! A stupid wasp dropped down and stung me twice. This is the third time this has happened in recent weeks, and I finally saw what was actually stinging me. This one got my wrist a good one, and it swelled more and more during the night.

So Monday AM, I found a new litter in Mandalay's nestbox, which was wet and very messy with a couple dead kits, too. So I went to dump her nest material and fill it with clean. Being very wary around the compost bin, and hurried in and out of the door. Bad decision........ My feet were wet, and one slid on the concrete and my left heel fell and wedged into the drain. Falling sideways, against the gate, which was unhooked and gave way, I wrenched my right knee. It took me a while to work my foot free from the drain, and then I flailed around and finally got up. Oh, did I mention I had two baby SA bunnies in my hand? They went flying......but landed safely, and I quickly gathered them up and got them into the clean nestbox. Meanwhile, all the bunnies are thumping from all the noise!

Feeling something was definitely wrong with my knee, I went ahead to work to attend an important staff meeting. Then home, and a trip to the ER. 6 hours later, I was home with 2 prescriptions - 1 for antibiotics for my swollen arm, and the other for pain for my fractured tibia. Hey, 2 injuries for the price of one! (I'm not taking the pain drug)

So I am on strict orders to stay off my feet. I spend 23.5 hours a day in my recliner, so I'm being good. Getting around on crutches. I've read a 650 page book on the western theatre of the Civil War called Nothing But Victory. (very good, btw)

Oh - Mandalay has two fat, healthy kits. They looked like a red and a chocolate. Wish I could see them :^( Chuck is feeding the rabbits for me and watching over all three new litters.


Dustin said...

Oh Lisa! I will pray for a speedy recovery for you!

Denise said...

Oh goodness Lisa that was a terrible fall...good thing you have Chuck to take care of critters while you recuperate. So this will be a good time to get some knitting in along with several good books. Congratulations on the new litter. And get well soon.

angoraeden said...

What a painful day that was for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Kathy
PS - I can certainly comiserate. I had a total knee replacement surgery done on 7/7.

Texas Angora Blog said...

Hope you recover soon, Lisa.