Yesterday, Maria underwent further surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. This was a planned procedure that would depend upon the continued stability of Marias head injuries, and yesterday morning the medical team were sufficiently happy with her progress to allow the operation to go ahead.
The surgeons successfully completed the next phase of surgery required to address Marias facial injuries. After the lengthy initial procedure, which commenced on Tuesday and concluded on Wednesday, yesterdays secondary operation took significantly less time.
Since the operation today, Marias condition in relation to the head trauma she received has further improved, to the extent that she is now serious but stable.
Whilst Maria remains acutely ill, this confirms that she has been responding well to the treatment she has received since her accident. Coupled with the significant progress that has been made with regard to her facial injuries, we feel sufficiently comfortable to proceed with a further update.
On a more personal note, we have taken a great deal of encouragement from yesterdays developments and the rather more positive signs for Marias family.