It’s been 19 days since Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. And on Wednesday, the story got even stranger as the wife of the Kentucky Republican Senator wrote a piece for CNN detailing the extent of the injuries he suffered in the attack.

“There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying,” writes Kelley Paul of her husband.

What’s even more striking is how Kelley Paul describes the attack — and the motive behind it.