Doctors discuss recovery of marathon victims
BOSTON (AP) -- Doctors at Boston Medical Center say many of those injured in the Boston Marathon bombings face a long recovery, both mentally and physically.
BMC doctors spoke Monday about the healing process.
Three people died and more than 180 were injured in the bombings at the finish line last Monday. BMC treated 23 victims. On Monday, they said 11 remain, one in critical condition. But a 5-year-old boy who'd been seriously hurt has been discharged.
Seven BMC patients underwent amputations. Doctors say they're managing their pain and swelling and trying to prevent further damage as they work toward fitting them for prostheses.
Boston University psychiatry professor Terence Keane said the psychological recovery for all affected is a marathon itself, but people who do best are those able to return to normal routines.