Dr. Geoff Manley, Chief of Neurosurgery at SF General, giving medical update on Bryan Stow. Photo: Julia Bernstein

KQED’s Nina Thorsen is at the press conference on Bryan Stow’s condition at San Francisco General. She reports:

-Stow has been upgraded from critical to serious condition

-He’s now breathing without a ventilator.

-He’s exhibiting some spontaneous left arm movement.

-He’s intermittently following some basic commands and opening his eyes.

-He’s been weened off two of five anti-seizure medications

-Doctors are lowering doses of the remaining three anti-seizure meds he’s still taking.

-There has been no recent seizure activity.

Great news. Let’s just hope he didn’t see last night’s game, which has dealt even the healthiest of us a severe setback…


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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