Havre resident Lillian Hammond has been upgraded from critical to serious but stable condition at the University of Utah's Intermountain Burn Center in Salt Lake City, a spokeswoman for the hospital said today.
Hammond, 72, was flown to the burn center after she was injured in a cooking accident Dec. 26 in her Havre home. She suffered burns on 9 percent of her body.
Hammond's husband, Ralph Hammond, said she is scheduled for surgery Friday to remove the burned skin. The hospital hasn't told him yet how long she will be in the hospital or what her treatment will require.
"I guess just like any other hospital they can't forecast too far ahead," he said.
She's up and walking around, he added.
Once she recovers enough to leave the hospital, she will stay with relatives in Ogden, Utah, while continuing to treatment at the burn center, her husband said.
Cards or correspondence may be sent to: Lillian Hammond, c/o Intermountain Burn Center, 50 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132.