Posted 08-25-2003 at 18:47:57
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Sarah, I sure appreciate the prayers and thoughts! Here is what I know, as of today.
Today, they took Cindy to do some more surgery on the place where her leg was amputated, to clean it up more. They were wanting to work on her hip that was crushed on the same side, if she did okay. They didn't get to do that, because her blood pressure went extremely high, so they stopped. The person I talked to said that they thought her blood pressure did that, because she was in so much pain, even though she was under. I've never heard of that before, but that's what I was told just a few minutes ago. Now, they're worried about infection, so every other day, they're going to take her into surgery to change the dressing on her leg, and if everything goes alright during that and looks alright, they intend to work on her hip. They want to be in the surgery room, so everything will be ready, in case they think it's safe to start on her hip.
Jack is running high temperatures, and they did a catscan today on him, but had not gotten the results as of a few minutes ago. They were concerned about what is causing the temp and how to stop it. Apparently, he has infection and they don't know where. He has internal injuries, and they were looking for something that may be the cause of it. They've already done surgery on his spleen, immediately after the accident, and I think they were checking that, for one thing. His lungs were also injured, and his liver. I didn't realize his lungs were injured until today. As far as I know, they're still giving both of them blood off and on. Maybe tomorrow, we'll know more, at least about Jack, when the c-scan results are in.
Thanks again to you all.