L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Bryan Stow tries to give 'thumbs up' to medical staff

Stowkids
The family of beaten San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow says he took a “step forward” Friday when he mouthed his last name and maybe even tried to give a thumbs-up to medical staff.

Stow’s family said in a blog post that the father of two was “very alert” Friday morning, when a nurse, nurse practitioner and neurosurgeon witnessed the gestures.

The news comes less than a week after Stow had a 30-second seizure and underwent emergency surgery for fluid buildup in his head.

Stow, a Santa Clara County paramedic, suffered serious brain injuries after he was attacked in March after the Dodgers’ home opener. He has remained hospitalized and heavily sedated since.

“As always with these steps forward, we are aware that it’s intermittent, and there will still be some steps back,” the blog read. “Even before the surgery, when he was at his best, his response to commands are not consistent and we remain cautiously optimistic.”

Law enforcement sources told The Times on Thursday that police arrested two men in connection with the beating and concluded a suspect they had previously taken into custody, Giovanni Ramirez, was not involved in the attack.

A third suspect in the case was also arrested Thursday on suspicion of being an accessory to the crime.

ALSO:

Woman accused in penis attack to be arraigned Sept. 23

Complex portrait emerges of new suspects in Bryan Stow beating

Schwarzenegger's 13-year-old son seriously hurt in Malibu beach accident

-- Kate Mather

Photo: Bryan Stow with his children. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: