The Giants fan who has been comatose since a March attack outside Dodger Stadium is expected to be transported from a Los Angeles hospital to a San Francisco hospital Monday, according to hospital officials.
Bryan Stow, 42, a Santa Clara County emergency medical technician, will be transferred from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center.
Stow is flying out of Los Angeles International Airport. He will be taken from San Francisco International Airport to SF General in an ambulance, SFGH spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said.
Los Angeles County-USC Medical officials confirmed Stow is scheduled to transfer hospitals Monday. But because Stow is critically ill, there is a possibility his arrival to San Francisco could be delayed, Kagan said.
At SF General, Dr. Geoff Manley, chief of neurosurgery, will monitor Stow, who remains in critical condition, according to Kagan.
Stow, was put into a medically induced coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical after an Opening Day game attack March 31 when two suspects beat him outside the stadium, according to police and hospital officials.
On May 1, Los Angeles County-USC Medical doctors stopped the medication that was keeping Stow comatose, but he hasn’t woken up. According to his family’s blog, Stow opened his eyes Friday but could not focus them.
“Not sure if its involuntary, but it’s another ‘we’ll take it’ moment,” his family wrote.
Stow’s family is excited about his move to San Francisco but expressed sadness about leaving their new Los Angeles community, as written on their blog.
“All our friends at the hospital, the nurses, his doctors and the people of (Los Angeles) who have been AMAZING … we are SO sad to be leaving you all,” they wrote Friday.
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