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Sep 6, 2020 Latest post:
4 hours ago
Welcome to Sandy Huff's Caring Bridge site, where I (Steve) will be keeping you up to date on her medical status. On Saturday, September 5, 2020, she was walking the dog when her legs got tangled in the leash. She went down on her left knee, with immediate, severe pain. Fortunately, the neighbor saw everything and called 911. The squad took her to Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, where an x-ray showed that her thigh bone (femur) was broken, just above her artificial knee joint. Because this is a complicated type of fracture, she was transferred to OSU's emergency room. She was met there by a specialized orthopedist, who, in consultation with an even more specialized orthopedist, determined that the best action would be to replace the old prosthetic knee joint with a larger one, which also would replace the damaged end of the thigh bone. In this way, she should be able to get back on her feet almost immediately. Due to Labor Day weekend, the surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. Currently, Sunday afternoon, she remains in a private room off of the emergency room. She's getting plenty of pain medication, and is enjoying a turkey sandwich and lemonade. Due to the pandemic, no visitors are allowed in the ER (I'm sitting on a bench outside). When she gets admitted to a ward room upstairs, only one visitor per day will be allowed. For the time being, that visitor will be me. To give her plenty of time for rest and recovery, please communicate with her through this site. Leave plenty of messages here. Unless she contacts you directly, please refrain from texting or calling. I'll post updates frequently so you won't miss anything. Thanks for your support for this super-tough cookie. Let's get her through this together.