Alone at the Ponderosa while everyone else is away on a cattle drive, Joe suffers a compound fracture in his left arm when he kicked by a horse spooked by a severe thunderstorm. Joe fights to stay conscious and treat his wounds. When he becomes delirious, he fears that gangrene has infected his arm, leaving Joe with a difficult decision: Amputate, or not amputate?
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This episode is nearly identical in title, plot, and even some camera angles to the Little House On The Prairie episode "A Matter Of Faith" (which only switched the focus to Karen Grassle's character rather than Michael Landon's). Both were written by B.W. Sandefur and directed by William F. Claxton. See more
Written by Jay Livingston
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