Stow's New Docs Give Progress Report - NBC Bay Area

Stow's New Docs Give Progress Report

A change in location has not changed the condition of Bryan Stow.



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    Bryan Stow's condition remains critical.

    The San Francisco doctors who are now in charge of taking care of the Giants fan who was put into a coma following an attack outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day spoke to reporters Wednesday.

    A medical team at SF General led by Dr. Geoff Manley, Chief of Neurosurgery said new patient Bryan Stow remains in critical condition.

    The team has been doing a battery of tests ever since Stow moved from LA to San Francisco on Monday.

    "He has been very, very sick and is not out of the woods yet. While we must be extremely cautious in interpreting his progress, there is some good news. After approximately 30 hours of continuous EEG monitoring, we can report there has been no seizure activity, and we have taken him off one of the five seizure medications he was given at LAC. We will study the effects of this change over the next several days with continuous monitoring," Manley said.

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    Doctors said Stow has been opening and closing his eyes and showing signs of primitive functions, just as he was in Los Angeles.

    Manley went on to say they his team is both hopeful and realistic on Stow's prognosis. "We take an aggressive, proactive approach here and treat all our patients like they are going to wake up. But we do not know yet how Bryan will do. It is day by day," Manley said.

    Also this week, the Los Angeles police department increased the reward to catch whoever attacked Stow from $100,000 to $200,000.

    Police also announced they are now searching for a third suspect in the case. Police said a woman was seen driving the car that the two suspects jumped into following the attack. She was wearing a white Dodgers jersey with the name of Andre Ethier and the number 16 on the back. The other two suspects were also wearing Dodger gear.

    No suspects have been arrested in the incident although police say they have received hundreds of tips.

    Wednesday night, the Giants return to Los Angeles for the first time since the opening series. Security at the stadium will be beefed up for both the Wednesday and Thursday night games. Extra LAPD officers will patrol the concourses and the parking lots.

    Members of the LAPD will also be on hand talking to the fans in hopes of getting new leads in the case.