BC: The End
FC: My Biggest Injury | By : Katie Wilson
1: When I was about six years old, I went to my dads house for two days in Appleton, Wisconsin.
2: He lived on Lake Winnebago, right next door to a big park.
3: At my dads house, I had a dog named Maggie. She loved to chase rabbits and ducks. But, I never knew that such a loving, gentle, and playful dog would be the one who would put me in the hospital.
4: When my dad was busy in the basement, I took Maggie outside, put her leash on, and went out on the dock.
5: When we were on the dock, Maggie saw a family of ducks. Then, Maggie jumped into the lake to chase the ducks. But, she also took me in the lake because the leash was wrapped around my wrist.
6: My face was very badly damaged. I had large scrapes down each side of my face and my forehead and my lip were cut wide open. | As Maggie dragged me, my face was being scraped by the big, sharp rocks on the shore.
7: A girl and her father saw what happened from the park nearby. Her father ran inside to get my dad while she helped me.
8: When we went inside, my dad put me on the couch. After about ten minutes, we went to the hospital.
9: At the hospital, I got a lot of stitches on my forehead, and as well as my lip. My eye was very puffy and swollen and the rest was all very big scrapes.
10: After I got my stitches, I went back home in Minnesota. But I wasn't done yet... I went to the hospital there for about a week for more treatment.
11: At the hospital there, I had to get a lot of shots and about two different kinds of medicines a day.
12: After about a week, I went home. But I couldn't do things that I could do before the accident. For example, I couldn't swim because I couldn't get my forehead wet.
13: But, last year we had to put Maggie down at the age of fifteen because of cancer. I have known Maggie ever since I was a baby. But now, I have two scars on my face, and those scars
14: remind me of my dog, Maggie.