Well, today wasn't a good day.
When they went in to the wound area on her right leg, they found infection and pus. So, instead of repairing the tibia, all they could do was clean the wound and replace the suction bandage. They did check the left leg (and recleaned it), and there appeared to be no infection. They will probably do surgery again on Saturday to clean the wound in the right leg. It may take several more surgeries to clean the wound, until there are no additional signs of infection. They were planning to remove the chest tube (not the ventilator) when she returned from surgery. We haven't been with her since surgery, so we can't confirm whether or not it has been removed.
We don't know at this point whether they are still planning to take her off the ventilator tomorrow.
Prayer emphasis: Elimination of infection, strength for us, strength and peace for Mom (it is difficult for us to really tell how she's doing emotionally / mentally).
On a more positive note, for those of you who know what has been going on in my personal life, my husband did receive a job offer today, and has another interview tomorrow. Praise the Lord!
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support.
We just had a few visitors today:
Joanie Quiring (and one of the twins, but we really don't know if it was Chad or Ryan)
Kendall Johnson (the Highway Patrol officer on the scene)