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Bryan Stow Tells Sister He Loves Her, Wants to See His Children
Since having a shunt put in his head, Bryan Stow is becoming more and more responsive, according to a website his family maintains.
Stow got the shunt about a week ago, which is intended to decrease the amount of fluid in his brain. After getting it, they write, he's "more awake and more responsive then ever." Stow, who's being treated at the San Francisco General Hospital, has been able to move his left arm towards his body and keep his eyes open.
But the biggest change has been in his ability to speak. Stow has a tracheostomy, and has been able to communicate with his family members. He told a speech therapist the names of his kids, his own birthday, told his sister that he loves her, and said hi to another sister.
When shown a picture of his two children, Tabitha and Tyler, Stow reportedly said, “I would like to see them.”