Update on Joann
She has healed very well, the very bad bite took a lot of cleansing and wrapping, the good care she took with it showed, she did not get an infection, and no blood-clot, another concern.
She had trouble sitting for quite a while, the deep bruises in her rear-end were much more painful than first anticipated.
The town rallied around her, the local paper ran an article with pictures, there were money and gift donations, and it was generally agreed a law-suit would be rewarding, but to collect is another story and the dog-owners are spiteful, vengeful individuals, so it most likely would create more problems than it solved.
Joann wrote a letter of thanks, published in the local paper, and this is what she said:
I want to thank all my friends for the caring and love you gave me when Ron died and then the dog attack.
I was questioning my place in the world, when the community embraced me with words, hugs, cards, money and produce from your gardens.
Because of this I am healing both from the heart and in the flesh.
I love everyone of you.
> Joann Sims
We do live in a good place