Over a lovely dinner of seafood pie this evening, John told us that today has brought some encouraging news about Vanessa. She has been out of the coma off and on the last two days and is very aware. The breathing tube has been removed and a temporary tracheotomy was performed yesterday. Because her jaw is so badly shattered, she will have repair done on that at the beginning of next week. She shows great strength and her vital signs are strong. Ah, youth.
There still remains the fact that her right eye is heavily damaged - the socket is fractured and the muscles behind the eye, as well. There is a lot of delicate surgery to come for that repair. Next will be repair to her skull to repair the many breaks. We learned today that there are no visible facial cuts. The large one within her scalp is already healing very well.
We are very relieved with all this news, and are certain the all the prayers and positive thoughts have played a large role in Vanessa's recovery so far. A very humble than you to you all!
We are having a little Easter dinner tomorrow and will hope the sun shines so we can spend some time in our church....nature! We have so much for which to be grateful. May your day bring sun shining on you all!