01/08/2006

McCloy Remains in Critical Condition

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Randal McCloy’s physicians reported at a press briefing this moring that he remains in critical condition as he recovers from the injuries he suffered in a mine accident last week in Upshur County.

According to Larry Roberts, M.D., director of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at West Virginia University Hospitals, McCloy remains sedated and in a coma. He is breathing with the assistance of a ventilator and continues to receive dialysis treatment.

His WVU physicians intend to reduce his sedation today. It has been difficult to assess his brain function because he has been under sedation for much of the time since his rescue from the mine.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: A news briefing will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the press box at Milan Puskar Stadium, across the parking lot from WVU Hospitals. The press box will be available to media 24 hours a day until further notice. Additional briefings will be scheduled as needed.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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