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Monday, January 9th 2006


The lone survivor of that mine accident is improving according to physicians in Pittsburgh,

“when doctors lighten up on the medically induced coma in which McCloy is being kept to allow his brain to heal, he ‘does move spontaneously, he does flicker his eyelashes,’ Shannon said. ‘All his brainstem functions appear to be intact.’”

This is a far way from seeing him make a significant cognitive recovery, which would be incredible considering his injuries, but it is hopeful.

Apparently they’re also sending the miner back to West Virginia to continue his care.

Here’s more on the current condition, he’s responding to pain stimuli when the sedation is removed and his liver’s function is imporving.