Bryan Stow is closer to home in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants fan who was badly beaten at Dodger Stadium was flown yesterday to a hospital in San Francisco for more care. His recovery is in its eighth week.
Stow’s remained in L.A. County-USC Medical Center’s intensive care unit, healing slowly from the severe beating he took from two fans in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. For much of that time, doctors kept the 42-year-old paramedic in a medically induced coma to help his brain injury heal. But “heal” doesn’t necessarily mean “back the way he was before he was beaten and kicked.”
It’s true that Stow was stable enough that doctors OK'd a medical flight from Burbank to transfer him to the University of California hospital in San Francisco. That’s closer to his Northern California home.
But Stow’s family wrote in a blog post last week that although he responds to stimulation, Bryan doesn’t respond on command. He can open his eyes, but doctors don’t know whether he can see.
His mother also wrote online that her son’s chances of waking up from the coma are slim. Still, there’s hope.