Sunday, October 5, 2014
Get Well Soon
From the Green Bay Press Gazette:
Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr's health issues have been more serious than initially reported, involving two strokes, a mild heart attack and seizures in the last month.
Starr, 80, had an ischemic stroke on Sept. 2, which was reported at the time. Five days later, he had a hemorrhagic stroke and the heart attack, his family said Saturday. That had not been reported.
"His progress was additionally slowed by seizures which now are under control through medication," Starr's wife Cherry said in a statement posted early Saturday evening on the Packers' website. The seizures also had not been reported.
"Although there have been many bumps in the road over the past several weeks, we remain optimistic for Bart's quality of life going forward," Cherry Starr said in the statement.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was hospitalized last month after showing signs at his Birmingham, Ala., office that he wasn't his usual self. In a press release issued by the Packers at the time, Starr's family described his condition as "very functional" and "making progress every day."
The latest update on Starr's condition strikes much the same tone, saying "he is becoming medically stable and beginning to make progress through rehabilitation." Saturday's statement did not indicate whether Starr remains hospitalized. Ten days ago, on Sept. 25, Lance Allan of WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee quoted unnamed sources as saying Starr was still in the hospital.
Starr lives in suburban Birmingham with his wife of 60 years. http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2014/10/04/starr-recovering-from-2-strokes-heart-attack-seizures/16736711/
Bart Starr is my all time favorite NFL players, bar none. he was classy, both on and off the field and you couldn't meet a nicer guy, from what I have been told.
Get well, soon, Mr. Starr, we still need you around.