As Dustyn mentioned, Erin's temperature spiked. The doctors took blood cultures from her to see if she has any bacteria in her blood stream. The culture has not grown any bacteria for one day. They will keep checking the sample to make sure they don't need to start her on any antibiotics. As of now, they are attributing her fever to her injury. I thought this would be a good time to just remind everyone how important it is to use the hand sanitizer as often as you can while in the hospital, and especially before touching Erin or anything else in her room. We all have so many invisible "bugs" on our skin which may not make US sick, but could potentially be harmful to Erin. The last thing Erin needs is an infection. Let's all continue to lend a hand, but make sure it's a clean one! :)
Also, I am putting together a photo book for Erin that people sign when they come to visit. If you have any pictures you'd like to email me, please do! I'd love contributions! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, just to clarify some rumors, Erin is in a coma as a result of her injury. She is not in a medically-induced coma as many may have thought. She looked restful today when I saw her and is still tolerating her feeds well. Keep the prayers coming!