Randy Travis Awake + Recovering From Stroke
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:10:19
Country singer Randy Travis is awake and in stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery following a stroke last week. He had been in critical condition.
Travis, 54, will need to remain in the hospital for several weeks and then undergo aggressive physical therapy.
In a video update, Gary Erwin MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, said, "Mr. Travis is no longer requiring any mechanical devices to support his heart... but he remains on (a ventilator). In terms of his stroke, he has responded well to the surgical procedure... and we are seeing improvements... He is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy... (but) we anticipate it will take months to recover form the stroke."
Travis' fiancée Mary Davis also spoke out and thanked fans and medical staffers, saying, "I just want to thank the friends and family, the outpouring of love and affection that has shown up at the hospital and at home... I know that those prayers have helped to mend his heart alongside the skilled hands of the medical staff at the hospital."
She continued, "Randy feels the love of his fans. His friends and family have all been touched by that... He is responding well to voices and he sees and he understands and he's miles beyond (what) we ever thought he would be a few days ago. It's heartwarming to see that we have such a strong person under there... We ask for your continued support and I know that Randy will be so touched by that."
Get better soon Randy!
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