Wednesday was fairly quiet. She was heavily sedated all day, so pretty much like last night. Her color is definitely improving, and a lot of the swelling on her face has gone down. She was taken off her blood pressure medicine for at least a part of the day.
I don't think I gave the prognosis yesterday - the doctor is telling us 3-5 months before she walks (but we don't know if this means taking a step, walking with a walker, or able to move on her own) and 12-18 months for "full recovery." This is all, of course, still assuming no amputation is necessary. The left foot will be the most difficult for recovery. Long term, she will probably have extensive pain even after she is "fully recovered."
Looks like surgery will be tomorrow to go back in and clean out the wounds and tighten the screws and pins.
I spent most of the day back out in the Suburban and at the accident site. I'll get some pictures up later. The most striking thing for me is that Mom shouldn't be alive, much less still have both of her legs.
We have a lot of visitors again today!
Those who came to visit:
Alvin and Kristin Friesen
Mike and Debbie Schimmer
David, Pam, and Cory Harms
Brandy Wheeler and Dez’s mother
Tony Banuelos and family
Rusty and Shelia Huiatt
Terry & Terri Fellenstein
Gary Beard (notified via Jess Parker)
Don and Kaye Black
Again, if you or someone you know was here and I missed you, please let me know!!!