Julie Boyd, RN and Emergency Department Manager, didn’t plan to play the part of a hero at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo earlier this month. But when there was a horse wreck during the Friday night Indian Relay Races – she sprang into action – literally.
18 year-old Bryson Rogers, a rider for the SM Express Relay team out of Lodge Grass, Montana had a horse fall on him and was unresponsive – so Julie jumped over fences and into the arena to help. She helped get him stabilized and put on a backboard so he could be taken to the hospital via ambulance. Then she made a call to Dr. Borg in the Emergency Department to let him know that Bryson was coming and relayed all necessary situational information.
The good news is that Bryson came out of it all ok. An athlete, he is set to go off to college this fall on scholarship to run cross country and play basketball in Lawrence, Kansas.
Bryson’s mother, Patricia Rogers, is thankful to Julie, noting that the “Trauma Nurse” made sure she and her husband could get down in the arena to be near their son. Then Julie kept the parents apprised of each step taken in their son’s care. “I thank God she let us be close to our son.”
In addition to high praise for Julie, Patricia also commended the Emergency Department on the care her son received. “They were so nice to our family and let us all come in and see Bryson. I am so happy about that. The doctors and nurses kept us informed on what they were going to do.”
“I am so surprised at how well he is doing – he has no broken bones, and I thought he would be more sore. Bryson is a very tough young man. We are so thankful to everyone.”
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