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Family: Stow Making Progress In Recovery

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(credit: AP Photo/John Stow)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — Bryan Stow appears to be making progress in his recovery, according to family members.

Supporters posted a new message on his website, support4bryanstow.com, that Stow is able to open both eyes and respond to simple commands.

“The nurse practitioner told us he had both eyes open, his right hand was either trying to give a thumbs up or hold up two fingers . . . . He also closed his eyes and opened them on command….and, when asked what his last name, he mouthed, ‘Stow,’ “ the statement said.

Stow suffered serious brain injuries when he was attacked by two Dodger fans at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. He has undergone several surgeries since the March 31 attack including an emergency operation Monday for fluid buildup in his head that caused seizures.

”As always with these steps forward, we are aware that it’s intermittent, and there will still be some steps back. Even before the surgery, when he was at his best, his response to commands were not consistent. We remain cautiously optimistic,” the online statement continued.

Stow is recovering at San Francisco General Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

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