When I was 16, we were at a party at my Aunt and Uncle's house. I took my roller skates and was skating on the sidewalk in front of the house while everyone else except a 14-15 year old cousin was in the back yard. I fell while going backwards and really hurt my wrist when I landed. I moved to the grass and laid down because I immediately felt nauseaus. Cousin saw the whole thing. She asked me, "Are you okay?" as I'm lying down on the grass, trying to deep breathe and am holding my arm gingerly. I said something like, 'no, I don't think so' in between deep breaths. It was obvious I was in pain.
And then while I'm trying to get past the pain and not hurl from the nausea, Cousin says cheerily, 'Okay. Well, if you need anything, I'll be in the back yard.' And she left me!
Now, mind you, I was on roller skates. They roll and I'd just hurt my arm but good in that nasty fall and didn't even want to try to use that arm. The wrist was already swelling, these really two weird-looking bumps that looked like there was a pencil under my skin and was pushing outward. Luckily, somehow I made it to the back yard in my skates without causing further damage to myself to find that cousin hadn't even told anyone that I'd fallen and was hurt!
As irony would have it, Cousin's mother was a nurse and splinted my arm with a few rolled up magazines. I went to the ER and sure enough, I had a hairline fracture of one of the main arm bones right at the tip.
I think I did say something to Cousin later, in a joking type of way, about her leaving me. She got jokingly indignant. I don't exactly remember her rationale...she was a kid or didn't think it was that bad or something. But still, I'd SAID that I wasn't okay. Duh. At least go get help! It ain't rocket science.
It's obvious now that Stacy was only using Kelly to get in good with the cool girls. And even though Kelly had nicely stayed behind with her when SHE (Stacy) was the problem and couldn't keep up, Stacy showed her true colors when she could only think about catching up with the other two women, LIED to them, and then tried to justify any of her actions by bad-mouthing Kelly and her injury.
I would say a cut-direct would be a generously nice treatment of Stacy at this point. Why would Kelly want to hang around with someone who couldn't even show a modicum of concern for her for what was obviously a serious injury?
OP, do you know if the 'cool girls' said anything to Stacy or are still hanging out with her? And please tell me that Kelly's husband laid into Stacy really good for her callousness.
I don't think some public shunning would be out of line here. Stacy's behavior, given the circumstances and situation, were simply reprehensible.