BOSTON (WWLP) - It is the beginning of a long road to recovery in Boston, a day after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon . 15 people remain in critical condition in Boston-area hospitals, following the blasts that killed three people and wounded more than 140 others.
Doctors who have been treating victims told 22News they are dealing with issues like shattered eardrums, bone injuries, and amputations of limbs.
"The first patient who came in was probably the most severe, we had three of the most critically ill patients come in, in about the first 15 minutes. At point we didn't know if that was, it did turn out to be the tip of the iceberg, if it that was going to be the tip of a huge iceberg or not," said Dr. Peter Fagenholz, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.
"I think, actually, everybody was prepared for that type of situation. So, the hospital activated its incident command system, and in about five to ten minutes, we had everything pretty much up and running."
The mood outside Boston hospitals has calmed substantially by Tuesday morning. Outside Mass General Hospital on Monday afternoon, large numbers of people were gathering, trying to get in to donate blood. There had also been a suspicious package scare outside the hospital on Monday evening, which had turned out to be unfounded.