We have seen the wonderful news about Chris Bowd from the comments left at a recent post on his condition – the news that he is breathing on his own, is very aware of his surroundings, plus it’s reported that he can move all his limbs. We’re told “he has been nodding and has even smiled.” But he cannot speak yet. Here’s the full quote from FMTR:
Chris is breathing on his own and will be released for rehabilitation on monday or tuesday. He is very aware of his surroundings and can move all limbs. He has been nodding and has even smiled. He is not able to speak yet but should be able to very soon once the endotracheal tube is removed.
Chris’ new condition was confirmed by local police. Today (July 31) I spoke with Sgt John Berstline of the Western Division, San Diego Police Department, and he told me that Detective Patrick Hall has been aware of and up on Chris’ improvements and confirmed these improvements. Hall is heading up the investigation into who injured Chris.
Sgt Berstline also told me Bowd cannot communicate and that they have learned nothing yet from Chris about what happened on July 4th. Bowd had been knocked unconscious since the holiday and just recently awoke from a coma. Bowd cannot say, does not recall or cannot communicate anything about the events that left him with brain and facial injuries. Chris is not necessarily aware that a crime has occurred.
This must be good news for whoever did this to the OBcean. His injuries did not seem – at least from here on the sidelines – as being consistent with a fall or tumble from being drunk, etc. Which implies that someone attacked him or beat him.
The police officer also said that they have spoken with people who saw Bowd that night, but have not spoken to anyone who was with him or saw him right after he was injured. Police still do not know what happened during the incident.
Chris’ family, friends and all the people who have wished him well, some who don’t even know him, are genuinely gladened by this news from the hospital. Good things do happen in this world and this is one of them. Get better Chris from all of us at the OB Rag blog.