Wow! Lots of visitors today! I'll get the list updated later tonight. For now, I wanted to make sure I got an update out.
We've spoken with the trauma doctor. She tells us "She's exactly where I would expect her to be given her injuries." They have reduced the concentration of oxygen they are giving her (down to 40% versus normal air of about 20%), and she's responding well. They have begun giving her medicine to reduce the fluid retention, and she seems to be responding well to that, as well. They've turned down her pain medication (they're trying to get her awake enough to respond upon demand), but she still doesn't seem to be in pain.
Really not much new news, but there are some positive aspects, so I wanted to be sure I passed it along.
Someone has asked about infection - how long is she susceptible, what's the highest risk time, etc. The doc told us last night that he'll worry about infection for 2 months, and the nurse has told us the risk is pretty much the same throughout that entire process since there are so many sources of possible infection.
Her toes on that left foot have good color today, are warm, and are doing well. Those little things are encouraging to me, so I'll pass them along, as well. She's not awake enough to respond (wiggle toes, squeeze her hand, etc.), but she's still able to open her eyes if we try to get her to.
Enough for now - Keep up the kind comments for Mom!!