MRD - I think it's great that you and your husband were able to rescue your neighbor like that. I'm sure it's not the way that you intended to meet your neighbors, but it sounds like everything worked out well. I'm sure she will be appreciative of you bringing food to her while she heals too!
I just have to add that I fell in our living room about two months ago. I was NOT seriously injured like your neighbor, but the initial fall really hurt. I lay on the floor crying and yelling (mostly yelling) for probably ten minutes. Mr. Doxie was UPSTAIRS and took his own sweet time rushing to my rescue. I hate to think what would have happened if he'd had to jump a creek.