01/17/2006

McCloy Out of Intensive Care

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  Randal McCloy’s condition has improved to the point that his doctors removed him from an intensive care unit at West Virginia University Hospitals Tuesday. He was transferred to a step-down unit, according to Larry Roberts, M.D., director of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at WVU Hospitals.  According to Roberts, McCloy needs less intensive monitoring as his medical condition becomes more stable.

He remains in serious condition and has not regained consciousness.

McCloy’s slow recovery of organ functions continues. He has been breathing without assistance for several days, and his heart and liver have continued to improve. In the last 24 hours, he has begun to regain some kidney function, but he remains on hemodialysis.

His recovery is encouraging, Roberts said, but there is still no indication of how much of his physical and mental abilities he will recover. 

WVU Hospitals has scheduled a briefing for the media at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the press box at Milan Puskar Stadium, across the parking lot from Ruby Memorial Hospital.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
bc: 1-17-06

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