Orlando Shooting: How Many Victims Are Still In The Hospital?

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Doctors have done such an incredible job in an unbelievably difficult time.

After June 12’s horrifying mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, 49 people lost their lives — and 53 more were injured, most seriously enough to be taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Of the 44 victims rushed to the level one trauma center, as of Friday morning, there are 11 still in the hospital, all experiencing an array of conditions, according to Trauma Medical Director Dr. Joseph Ibrahim.

Eight of those 11 patients are currently in stable condition, with one more listed as “guarded,” which means he’s able to move on his own and speak.

The other two at Orlando Regional are still listed in critical condition, according to the doctor.

Beyond that, three more survivors — all in fair condition — are being treated at Florida Hospital.

In total, the amount of work done by doctors and nurses at Orlando Regional has been staggering; according to the hospital, surgeons have performed 61 operations on victims since the shooting not even two weeks ago.

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Ibrahim spoke to the media about the support patients are getting, both in the intensive care unit and throughout the hospital:

“[Patients] have a lot of support from hospital personnel and from the community and really from the world. And I think that’s very beneficial for them to know that people are behind them and a lot of them are probably doing more than they may have done otherwise. It’s day by day in the ICU. It’s really minute by minute.”

As survivors are discharged upon improvement, we are hearing more and more stories of their tales, but above all, one emotion resounds: thankfulness.

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Angelique Caro — shot in her right arm and lung and still facing a long road to recovery — sure sounded grateful to be alive, for one:

“I’m so thankful that I’m still here. Now I’m just taking it day by day. I don’t think what’s happened has really hit me yet.”

And for other survivors recovering in the hospital, visits from old high school friends as well as the governor of Florida, Rick Scott (pictured above) and athletes Johnny Damon and Shaquille O’Neal brightened everyone’s mood during a difficult time.

At least there are good stories of recovery and redemption coming out of Orlando, even amid the misery and tragedy.

[Image via Rick Scott/Twitter.]

Jun 24, 2016 6:18pm PDT

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