Bryan Stow Making Progress In Recovery

August 15, 2011 – 10:25 pm by Ryan Phillips

Here’s something we can all agree is good news: according to his doctor, Bryan Stow is making progress in his recovery.

Stow is the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten on opening day outside Dodger Stadium. He suffered serious brain injuries in the attack, but is now awake and breathing on his own.

Stow’s doctor, Geoff Manley, said the following on Monday:

“His ability to follow commands has greatly increased. There have been a lot of ups and downs and we still don’t know where he’s going to plateau in terms of his recovery. Given where he was when he first came here, he’s significantly improved. He still has a long way to go.”

Stow underwent surgery in Los Angeles on March 31 and was in a medically induced coma for weeks. He was moved to San Francisco in May, and last month he suffered a seizure that was caused by a buildup of fluid in his skull. Doctors had to perform emergency surgery, and may have to go in again to prevent that type of incident in the future.

Two arrests have been made in the case, as Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are in custody. Both men entered not guilty pleas to charges of Mayhem, assault and battery, while the woman who drove them away from Dodger Stadium, Dorene Sanchez, is unlikely to be charged.

Stow is 42 years old and is a paramedic and a father of two.

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