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Turning a corner

Word comes from Steve Young’s brother Hank that Steve was taken off the respirator yesterday and has been breathing on his own for a full 24 hours. Though he needs occasional infusions of oxygen through a mask, no further intubation is anticipated.

He is also able to talk, though disoriented from his long period of heavy sedation.

His family is hopeful that by week’s end, if his progress continues satisfactorily, he could be moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room at Hopkins to continue convalescing.

Finally, some news that allows all of us to be hopeful.

Posted by John McIntyre at 12:30 PM | | Comments (1)



Thanks so much for keeping all of us who are keeping the Young family in our hearts and minds informed about his progress. My daughter was a classmate and friend of Matt's, both at Calvert and Park, and we have been desperate for news and not wanting to place any burden on the family by calling. We are so grateful for these updates.

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