A touching reunion happened Friday, as dogwalker Annette Poitras was visited in her room at Royal Columbian Hospital by Chloe and Roxy.
They’re the two dogs that helped her survive the two days she spent on Coquitlam’s Eagle Mountain before she was rescued on Wednesday.
Pictures from the hospital show the dogs lying with Poitras on her hospital bed, and Roxy nuzzling up to her.
Poitras had three dogs with her — boxer Roxy, collie Chloe and a puggle named Bubba — when she went missing Monday.
As many as 100 search and rescue volunteers went out to look for her.
She was found in the backcountry of Eagle Mountain, and people cheered when she was finally airlifted back to safety.
Poitras was discovered in a marshy basin, an area where dog walkers are often known to go.
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She had fallen and hurt herself.
Speaking Friday, Poitras’ husband Marcel told Global News that she had fallen on a log, and that all of her weight landed on one muscle.
Nevertheless, he said she’s progressing well, though she’s not going home yet.
“She’s in a good mental state, she’s quite happy,” Marcel said.
“She’s ready to go but unfortunately that’s not going to happen for a little while yet.”
Poitras will be going in for another CT scan, as doctors are concerned that they might have missed something about her condition.
But her condition doesn’t appear to be growing any worse.
“Every time I can see her just making a little more progress,” Marcel said.
- With files from Amy Judd