San Diego woman shot in head during deadly Las Vegas shooting to undergo second surgery
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego woman who was shot in the head during a deadly shooting on the Las Vegas Strip was scheduled for her second surgery Thursday.
According to her GoFundMe page, Tina Frost’s doctors will work to reconstruct certain portions of her skull to help prevent any further fluid drainage to reduce the risk of infection.
"All of the doctors involved will also participate in the surgery to see her injuries for themselves to better plan for her future reconstructive and plastic surgeries. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers," wrote her family.
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Frost, 27, was able to walk three steps to a chair and three steps back to the bed with the assistance of nurses at her hospital earlier this week, according to the page.
“She opens her left eye just a lil (sic) and looks all around the room at us, taps her feet whenever music is playing, continues to squeeze our hands, and even gives Austin a thumbs up when asked,” her family wrote.
Frost is an accountant native to Baltimore, Maryland who resides in San Diego. She was in Las Vegas with her boyfriend, Austin Hughes, for the Route 91 Harvest Country Music when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino onto the crowd of concert-goers.
Frost remained conscious after being struck by a bullet in the head while watching headliner Jason Aldean perform. She was immediately rushed to a local hospital and underwent surgery to remove a bullet lodged near her right eye.
"They removed her right eye, where the bullet was lodged, and there is an implant there now to keep the space open. She has sight in her left eye but will never see from the right again. They took out a bone from her forehead to allow the brain room to swell, that will stay out for a few months," wrote Mary Watson Moreland, Tina’s mom.
Frost was in a coma for nearly two weeks but awoke Friday, Oct. 13, according to the GoFundMe page, which has raised closed to $600,000.
Once Frost is released from the hospital, she will return to her hometown of Baltimore to be with family.
Frost was one of five San Diego County residents wounded in the shooting dubbed 1 October. More than 500 people were injured.