Mom is back out of surgery!
We still haven't spoken with a doctor regarding her surgery, but the nurses have given us a pretty full report.
They were able to remove one of the three "wound vacs", which is good news. The coloring in her left foot is good (which is also good). They were concerned going in they would have trouble keeping her blood pressure up, but they did not and didn't need to restart her blood pressure medicine.
She is still on the ventilator (but starting to breathe some on her own), and will be on a feeding tube soon. All in all, she's as well as can be expected.
At this point, we don't know when the next surgery will be, but I'll keep you posted.
On a slightly different note, while we were waiting for her to come out of surgery, a woman walked into the waiting room and asked for the Schimmer family. We spoke up and she walked over. She gave us her name, then said she was a member of the young man who died's family. She was carrying a beautiful bouquet. She said she had our phone number and was going to call, but "It just didn't seem right." When we asked how they are doing, she said "We're ok. We're a strong family, and we have a strong faith. We see this as temporary." She let us know that we and the boys are in their prayers, and that they are so sorry. She wanted to know how the boys were doing. She also brought us pictures of the young man. She wanted us to know who he was. She told us that his mother removed a few books from his car, and the one on top was his Bible. We all need to remember to keep this family in our prayers. Just the act of being able to come speak with us shows this is an incredible and caring family. Without a doubt, it was an incredibly emotional visit for all of us.
As for visitors, we've had some of those, too.
Tony and Alex Banuelos
James and Kris Friesen
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rogers