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Carlsted family still waits

MONTH DAY, 2008

As of Thursday, Kacie Carlsted was still in a coma, but progressing

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

For accident victim Kacie Carlsted her mother, Lee Ann said “it is still a hour-by-hour, day-by-day wait” for her to wake up from heavy sedation.

On Monday, Carlsted had surgery for her facial fractures and a tracheotomy for breathing. Tuesday, Carlsted had additional surgery for what is called a PEG, which is a feeding tube directly into her stomach. All procedures went well.

Though she is still in a coma, Carlsted has begun responding slightly to pain stimulus, according to her Caring Bridge entry on Wednesday.

The site has received more than 20,000 visits from family and friends.

“As I read many of the entries, I am at a loss of words for all the people who care so much for Kacie,” said Lee Ann in her Wednesday journal entry.

To keep up-to-date on Carlsted’s condition check out her Caring Bridge web site at www.caringbridge.org/visit/kaciecarlsted.

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