Beating Victim Bryan Stow Back in Hospital With Blood Clot

Giants fan Bryan Stow was hospitalized with a blood clot that his doctor said could have killed him

The Santa Cruz paramedic who was severely injured after an attack by Dodgers fans during the 2011 home opener at Dodger Stadium has suffered a medical setback, according to his family.

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow is back in the hospital because of a "large blood clot," his family wrote on their website Friday.

Stow suffered permanent brain damage after he was attacked in the parking lot, allegedly by Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, who pleaded not guilty to multiple counts in November.

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On the website, the Stow family said the clot is from Bryan Stow's thigh to his pelvis. 

It's put him in the hospital twice in the past week. Blood thinners were administered during the first trip to the hospital. He was released only to return by ambulance two days ago.

"Needless to say, we are scared and worried. We thought we were past the point of being afraid of Bryan even surviving," the website entry read. "The doctor told Bonnie last night that due to the size and hardness of the clot, he is surprised it didn’t kill him. Really tough words to hear and now that Bryan is more aware of what’s going on, he’s scared too."

His family said he had something placed in his abdomen that is supposed to filter clots from breaking off and going into his lungs. Doctors also injected medicine internally that is supposed to help dissolve the clot and prevent any others.

Stow is expected to be in the hospital at least through the weekend.


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The family asked for prayers of support.

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