January 7, 2006
10:15 p.m.

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McCloy Returns to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Randal McCloy Jr. was successfully returned to West Virginia University Hospitals Saturday for continuing treatment. He was transported by a HealthNet helicopter, and arrived at WVUH at 7:46 p.m.

“We are extremely grateful to our colleagues at Allegheny General Hospital for their assistance in providing continuing care to Mr. McCloy over the past two days,” said Larry Roberts, M.D., who is heading the treatment team at WVU. “His hyperbaric oxygen treatment is complete, and we remain hopeful that this therapy will contribute to his long term recovery.”

McCloy’s condition remains critical and he is in intensive care.

“A CT scan of his brain shortly after arrival at WVUH showed some improvement in the swelling in his brain and in the areas of hemmorage,” Dr. Roberts said late Saturday. “His vital organs continue to improve but are not at normal levels.”

WVU physicians will resume dialysis tonight, and McCloy remains sedated and in a coma.
Roberts traveled to Allegheny General Friday to work with the medical team there and arrange for McCloy’s return to Morgantown. He was accompanied by Julian Bailes, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at WVU, who has been monitoring McCloy’s neurological functions since his initial arrival at WVU Hospitals early Wednesday.


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