I spent some more time at the burn center yesterday and today. Yesterday I was with my mom. Christian had his eyes open and was making eye-contact with mom while she spoke. He kept trying to sit up, which he is not allowed to do of course (he has a fractured lumbar vertibrae), and so I kept gently pushing him back onto the bed. He is a fighter! He also lifted his arms a lot and kept reaching toward mom.
Today I went with my sister. Christian wasn't as alert as yesterday, but would open his eyes for brief moments (especially when I mentioned Stephanie), though he didn't seem to really focus on anything. He also lifted him arms a few times. (The nurse said he had been really feisty earlier that morning so she had given him some extra medication to calm him down.) I just kept stroking the top of his head, and my sister put on a CD of peaceful music.
Yesterday they were doing some tests on Stephanie to check for internal problems. I asked about it today and they said so far nothing turned up, which is good. Her swelling has gone down a lot. She had skin grafts done on her right hand and they said it went well. Lots more to go.
My older brother and my dad visited the crash site this week and were able to talk to the neighbors who responded and got a few answers, although we probably won't have all the answers for a long time, if ever.
I live for the little bits of good news and keep praying for miracles. Thanks again for your prayers and support!