Milly is a zoologist with a passion for tracking and classifying birds in Australian coastal areas.
Much of Milly's time is spent travelling to remote areas of Australia in micro light airplanes. In August of last year, Milly was at the Caooture Airfield in Queensland, when the trailer hitch of a micro light airplane fell on her leg breaking her tibia.
Milly is quite a personality. She handled the whole event with a sense of humor and dignity. Medics were called. They gave Milly the 'green whistle' while splinting the poor woman's leg.
The green whistle is a pain killer growing in popularity. The emergency pain killer Pentrox was developed in Australia. It is non addictive and self administered. The green whistle has also been approved for use in Europe. For years, the US for some reason banned its use. Now the product is starting to be distributed. Molly can attest to reason for the popularity of Pentrox.
At the ER, Milly's leg was x-rayed. She was diagnosed with hairline fracture of the tibia just above her ankle. Milly was placed in a temporary cast and sent home for a week. The broken leg did not seem to effect Milly as much as the need to cut the leg off of her favorite pair of jeans.
A week after the accident, Milly was placed in a proper full leg fiberglass cast. She was given her choice of colors. Pink was out of the question so blue was the color of choice. For the next six weeks, Milly wore her full leg cast with pride and with some degree of playful amusement.
Milly actually seemed to enjoy being in the full leg cast. She showed the cast off at every opportunity. And the PhD was careful not to mar the beauty of the cast with signatures and drawings.
The full leg cast was eventually replaced with a shorter model. And subsequently replaced with a walking boot.