by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Though Aimee Copeland remains in critical condition, and her family doesn't want to jump to conclusions, the Copelands were incredibly upbeat Wednesday afternoon.
He said doctors have been able to move Aimee for the first time since they had to amputate her leg, for treatments in a hyperbaric chamber.
"The purpose of the hyperbaric treatment is to put her in a pure oxygen environment that can aid in the recovery of some of the tissues in her extremeties," Mr. Copeland said.
"Her intellectual capacity is
But for the first time, Aimee Copeland was able to see her
"She's seen her hands, and you know
She does not seem to be aware of what happened to the rest of her body.
Copeland fell off a homemade zipline May
The Copelands said Aimee is encouraged by the immense support she's receiving from family, friends and fellow students at the University of West Georgia.
On Tuesday, an above-capacity crowd turned out to donate blood in Aimee's name at the university's gym.
So many people came that a second blood drive at theschool has
The blood helps not only Copeland, but other patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, where she is receiving specialized care.
"We told her about the turnout and her eyes got big," her father said. "She's really, really excited about people giving blood."