by Kurt Hildebrand

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March 5, 2009
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Longtime Valley resident laid up after fall

Friends are gathering to support Gardnerville resident Peggy Pedrojetti, who was hospitalized with an infection for two months and is now bedridden.

Peggy slipped and fell at a store early in December and landed on her knee.

Peggy said she didn't realize she'd damaged her hip replacement until about five days later when a staph infection knocked her for a loop.

"It took that long to make me sick," she said. "If I stayed home one more day, I would have been a goner."

The staph infection was the most deadly part of Peggy's adventure.

"The staph was scarier than …

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