An update from Brian's Care Page at 6:15 p.m. June 28:
Brian has been diagnosed with a vascular disease that affects a few of his organs. The reason it took the team of doctors so much time to discover this was because Brian's symptoms were so atypical. The disease is very rare, found in only 3 out of every 100,000 people. Brian has a great deal of treatment and healing ahead of him, but doctors are optimistic for a full recovery.
Again, all the thoughts and prayers have been so appreciated. Please continue to post messages on this site. They are so uplifting and we plan on sharing them with Brian.
Original post on June 26, 2008
Brian Windhorst, Cavaliers beat reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, is in serious condition with pneumonia on the lungs in the intensive care unit of Akron City Hospital
Windhorst had been feeling out of sorts for some time and finally went to the emergency room over the weekend. Doctors are trying to determine how to treat the infection. A long recovery time is expected.
No visitors or flowers are allowed. Friends can send cards or well wishes to Brian in care of Rich Desrosiers, Sports Department, Akron Beacon Journal,
P. O. Box 640, Akron, OH 434309-0640. Mail will be shared with Brian.
We hear that former BJ sports columnist Terry Pluto did manage to get in to see Brain by showing a “chaplain’s card.”