SALT LAKE CITY, UT (January 6, 2010) Although snowboarder Kevin Pearce has a long recovery ahead of him, his doctors are “cautiously” optimistic given his current progress. Kevin has been upgraded from critical to serious condition according to his doctors at the University of Utah Hospital and this is a very big step in Kevin's recovery process.
One of Kevin's doctors, Holly Ledyard, M.D., a Neurointensivist (a physician with specialized education and training in critical neurological conditions) at University of Utah Health Care remains positive about Kevin's condition, "Kevin is in serious condition and remains in intensive care at University of Utah Hospital. We've been able to remove his breathing tube, and he is slowly regaining consciousness and able to follow commands. While we're pleased that he's improving faster than anticipated, he still has a long recovery ahead of him."
With this news Kevin's family remains optimistic and grateful for all of the support being shown by his doctors, nurses, friends, family and fans from all over the world. Kevin’s Facebook Fan page, Well Wishes to our Frend Kevin Pearce, is still the preferred site for people posting their get-well wishes and for getting the most current and reliable information.