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Bryan Stow suffers setback, infections

August 25, 2011 |  8:26 am

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Injured San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow took "two steps back" after suffering a high fever and two infections, his family said.

On its website, the family posted an update on Stow's condition stating that spinal fluid tests came back positive for a urinary tract infection and staph. Doctors ran the test after his temperature spiked to an all-time high of about 104.

Stow will likely need a shunt, but it cannot be put in until the infections are gone, the family said.

He gave his children kisses, his family said, "and when asked if he remembers them, he deliberately closed his eyes."

"We know Bryan is strong, so we hope this passes soon," the family said on its website.

Stow's sister, Erin Collins, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that an ice vest and antibiotics have helped bring Stow's temperature down.

It's "pretty disappointing," Collins said. "His temperature was a little lower today though, so we're hoping this continues in a good direction."

Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, was kicked and brutally beaten by two attackers in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day March 31. Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to the assault.

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Photo: Bryan Stow and his children. Credit: Family of Bryan Stow

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