AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s been exactly one month since the mass shooting at the theater in Aurora, and the survivors are making progress in their recoveries.
Four people remain in hospitals as of Monday. Many patients who were released have gone on to start physical rehabilitation. For many shooting victims, recovering physically, mentally and financially is something that will take an immeasurable amount of time.
Hugo Jackson Medley was born without his father by his side. That’s because Caleb Medley was in critical condition after being shot in the head during the theater shooting. He remains in the hospital in critical condition, but his condition is improving.
Caleb Medley has been breathing without any help from a machine for the past five days. Doctors are weaning him off sedatives to try and wake him up from his coma. His wife, Katie, brought their new son to his bedside.
“I guess he moved his hand towards the baby, trying to feel his son, trying to touch him,” Caleb’s brother said.
Farrah Soudani was released from the hospital after shrapnel tore open her abdomen, but she was recently readmitted. Her left kidney and spleen were removed. She had surgery to repair a lung and her diaphragm.
“She’s just gone through a horrific event, she has had injuries that are going to be lifelong in terms of what she can and cannot do on a regular basis,” Soudani’s brother Jordan Soudani said.
One of the shooting victims who will undergo intense physical rehabilitation is Ashley Moser. Her 6-year-old daughter, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, was killed in the shooting. Moser suffered from a bullet wound to her throat and stomach. The trauma caused her to lose her unborn child as well.
The names of the other two shooting victims who remain in hospitals have not been released. One is reported to be in good condition and the other in serious condition.