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Beaten Giants fan needs surgery to drain fluid in his brain, family says

May 5, 2011 |  5:19 pm

The Northern California paramedic who was severely beaten at the Dodgers home opener last month is scheduled to have more surgery to deal with fluid that has collected in his brain.

"His brain is collecting fluid so a shunt needs to be put in the cranium at the center of the brain and it will be snaked down through his stomach to drain," the family wrote on their blog. "The abdomen will hopefully absorb the fluid."

The family said doctors are lowering some of Bryan Stow's medications in hopes of reducing the number of seizures he's having.

Two men attacked three victims, including Bryan Stow, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, police said.  Stow fell and hit his head on the ground. Police released sketches of two attackers.

LAPD sketch of two men wanted in connection with brutal beating at Dodger's home opener

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-- Shelby Grad

Photos: (top) Stow and his children.

(bottom) Sketches of the attackers. Credit: LAPD