SANTA CRUZ - Fewer seizures and a slightly better response to doctors in recent days have prompted Bryan Stow's family to consider moving him from Los Angeles to UC San Francisco Medical Center as early as next week.
Bonnie Stow, Bryan Stow's youngest sister, said Wednesday from Los Angeles that doctors there are making arrangements with UCSF to accept him as a patient. Stow, 42, was attacked while wearing San Francisco Giants attire in a parking lot outside Dodger Stadium on March 31.
He suffered a severe skull fracture and has been in and out of medically induced coma for weeks at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
"We've had a couple rough patches. We've been here so long it kind of caught up to us," Bonnie Stow said. "He's responding more, and today he was responding really well. It's a little more upbeat now. We can get him closer to home."
Stow remains in a coma and in critical condition, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center said in a statement Wednesday. He would be transported at the earliest in the middle of next week, spokeswoman Rosa Saca said.
Wednesday, a blog written by Stow's family members said Bryan was down to six anti-seizure medications and he has been moving more.
"He has a lot of eye movement under his eyelids and his mouth is moving more. Could be involuntary ... but we'll take it," they wrote.
An MRI is expected to be done this week. Its results will inform doctors on whether he can be moved.
Stow's family added that Giants president Larry Baer recommended a noted neurosurgeon at UCSF shortly after the attack. Stow's Los Angeles neurosurgeon also studied at UCSF.
Bonnie Stow said that if UCSF did not work out, then they would consider Stanford Medical Center or possibly a hospital in Davis.
Stow lives in Live Oak and is an American Medical Response paramedic in Santa Clara County. AMR offered its jet to transport Stow in a roughly 45-minute flight to the Bay Area, Bonnie Stow said.
She said support for her brother and their family has been ubiquitous.
Last week, a Los Angeles detective called to say a man wanted to rent 300 billboards around Los Angeles to show police sketches of Stow's two suspected attackers.
"Amazing. We couldn't believe it," Bonnie Stow said of the gesture.
Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French said no suspects or people of interest have been identified in the case.
A call to a detective for comment was not immediately returned.
About 8:25 p.m. March 31 after the Giants lost an opening day game to the Dodgers, Stow was walking with friends when two men taunted him, police said. Stow was hit from behind, fell and was kicked, police said.
The suspects wore Dodgers clothing and were 18 to 25 years old, police said. A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
Los Angeles police ask anyone with information to call the anonymous tip line at (800) 222-8477 or detectives at (213) 847-4261.