The Pioneer Woman Finally Has Good News About Her Husband And Nephew

To say that Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, has had a trying 2021 thus far could be considered a huge understatement. After battling what she said was the eleventh fire wildfire they have been hit with since November, a freak accident involving fire trucks sent her nephew Caleb into intensive care. And while early reports had indicated that her husband Ladd was fine and had refused onsite medical attention, reports that he had suffered no injuries turned out to be greatly exaggerated, because Ladd decided to drive himself to the hospital to get checked, and it was discovered that he had broken his neck in two places.

We can hear the frustration and anxiety Drummond must have experienced as she shared her frustration. "Have I mentioned cowboys don't like to admit when they're hurt?" she wrote (via The Pioneer Woman). "Ladd was transferred to Tulsa and had surgery to stabilize one of the fractures. Thanks to some rods and other hardware (and an amazing neurosurgeon named Dr. Kalani), it's fixed now and that danger is over."  

The Pioneer Woman's husband and nephew are now resting at home

Ree also provided an update on her nephew Caleb, whose injuries were listed as critical at the time. She notes that "Caleb broke some ribs, had a pretty bad concussion, and a few other injuries that will heal," but that he has since returned home and is recovering well (via The Pioneer Woman)

Thankfully, the Drummonds appear to be doing fine because, after the accident, Ree shared photos of the trucks, both of which appear totaled. The Highway Patrol had said at the time that the accident was a result of strong winds on a gravel road, as well as poor visibility (via Fox23). "Rather than wish the accident didn't happen, I'm gonna live in a state of gratitude – not just for the guys being okay, but also for the love, kindness, and prayers of so many of you," Ree wrote.

While California's wildfires tend to take up headlines, far less is said about the wildfires that strike Oklahoma when it is particularly dry and windy, with the month of March seeing the largest amount of land burned on average. In 2020, CNN reported at least 30 wildfires torched over 30,000 acres across the state in one weekend alone.