I got a brief note from Daryl Brand, Bill’s wife, who let me know this morning that the doctors have told her that Bill is in stable condition, which is very good news. She’s promised to post updates on Bill’s Facebook page as she learns more.
Let’s all continue to send our best wishes and prayers for Bill’s recovery.
UPDATE: Found out the following from a reporter friend (thanks again, Brent) who heard back from a colleague at the Contra Costa Times. Bill has apparently had surgery to relieve pressure in his brain. He has a broken bone in his neck but no others were broken. His lungs are struggling, still somewhat critical I’m afraid, but he’s stable all the same.
Mario (Brewed For Thought) says
Great news. Thanks for the updates Jay.
Scott B. says
Yes. Thanks for the updates. Does this mean that he is no longer in a coma?
I can’t say for sure. I passed along all I’ve learned so far. Hopefully, we’ll find out more later today.
Steve Shapiro says
Thanks Jay. Your updates are helping me as I try to deal with this tragedy. I remain optimistic.
Kevin Burns says
Prayers are with William and his family.
Bruce Paton says
Absolutely Jay. You are doing an awesome job of keeping us updated on Bill’s condition and giving us hope for his recovery.
Sean Paxton says
Thanks Jay for keeping us updated. Wonderful news. Stable is stable! Speedy recovery Bill!!!!
This is really putting a damper on SF Beer week for me. Never met the man but have exhanged a few emails, and really REALLY want to see him make a full recovery, no matter how long it takes. Positive thoughts.
Joe Stange says
Generally, “stable” is not a separate condition from “critical” or “serious.” He could be critical but stable, serious but stable, etc. So if we hear that he’s been upgraded to serious condition, that will be better news. Let’s hope.