Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bad News Unfortunately ...

Hi Everybody,

Annie here, Kate's sister.

Last night, Kate was thrown from her horse in Malaysia. She was taken to an excellent specialist hospital in Malaysia where she underwent X-Rays and CT Scan to check for spinal cord damage.

This morning, we were advised she has 3 cracks in her spine, in the thoracic region. No paralysis (Thank God) and good prognosis for complete recovery (eventually). She will be being fitted for a back brace ASAP.

She has asked me to post here and on her Facebook to let you all know what is happening with her.

KATE HAS ASKED AT THIS STAGE, THAT SHE NOT BE CONTACTED ON HER PHONE.

Primarily, because as you would appreciate, she is in a fair bit of pain and not really up for a chat! :-) She appreciates any well wishes or concern, however has asked me to really make clear she cannot talk at this stage!

Also, whilst she has the Blackberry, she can't charge it until later this evening when Bart brings it to her. After this point, she will be able to be in email contact if absolutely necessary.

I am more than happy to keep everyone posted on her behalf, but would request anyone wishing to contact her PLEASE do so via me or our Mum at this stage.

All crazy travels are now officially pending re-examination (and Mum's approval LOL!)

l will be posting regular updates for her here and on the blog for as long as she needs me to.

You can contact me on 0425 279 381 or email: adougherty@gotalk.net.au

You can contact Mum (Ros) on email: mamadawgie@yahoo.com


Please keep her in your thoughts at this point and thank whoever your preferred higher power is that this accident wasn't anymore serious than it already is!

Thanks :-)

Annie

2 comments:

  1. oh no - how terrible. best wishes for a full, very speedy recovery.

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