US tourist injured by firecracker in Santorini shows signs of improvement

US tourist injured by firecracker in Santorini shows signs of improvement

Doctors at the University Hospital of Iraklio on Crete on Wednesday appeared confident that a 51-year-old American tourist being treated in intensive care after suffering serious injuries from a powerful firecracker blast on Saturday is showing signs of improvement.

The 51-year-old, whose name has not been made public, suffered serious abdominal injuries when a large firecracker was thrown into the courtyard of a church in the village of Oia on Santorini during Easter celebrations. She underwent a colostomy and other extensive surgery on her lower intestine.

Doctors said that her blood work and a CT scan showed signs of improvement, adding that they are confident they can begin to bring her out of an induced coma.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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