A California woman who lost her eye during Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas is currently in a coma.
The San Diego Tribune reported Wednesday that Tina Frost, 27, is in critical condition. Frost was at the country music concert with nine friends when one of Stephen Paddock’s bullets hit her in the eye.
Her boyfriend is said to have picked her up and carried her 300 yards to a pickup truck that was transporting people to the hospital.
Amy Klinger, a family friend, told the paper that Frost underwent a three-hour surgery where doctors removed her right eye.
“She lost part of her skull, but that has allowed for her brain to swell, which is what they look for in head trauma,” Klinger said, adding that Frost is “very critical” but “stable.”
Frost’s mother, Mary Watson Moreland, said Tuesday that her daughter is on a ventilator and cannot breathe on her own.
“Over the next few days, they’re going to see how she responds to simulation, but until then, we won’t know how bad the brain damage is,” Moreland wrote on a GoFundMe page set up for Frost.
On Wednesday, Moreland said that a CT Scan showed that brain swelling hadn’t increased and that she is maintaining healthy vitals. The mother also said that doctors have put Frost on a feeding tube.
“There’s hope to lower the amount of ventilator support to test if she can breathe on her own but that depends on how she does through the night,” she said.
The crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $180,000 as of Wednesday evening.
[Featured Image: GoFundMe]