12/11/2011 at 03:55 PM EST
A week after model/blogger Lauren Scruggs was severely injured
in a propeller accident, she can now smile, raise her eyebrows, drink juice and eat a small amount.
"Such a miracle!" says an update Saturday on her CaringBridge.org
"She walked up and down the hall 3 times today with the help of a physical therapist," says the site. "The doctors are all very pleased with her progress."
The 23-year-old lost her left hand and underwent several emergency surgeries on her face and shoulder after she accidentally walked into a spinning airplane propeller in Texas.
Despite the early encouraging signs of progress, her family spokesperson tells PEOPLE she still faces a long recovery period.