BUSCH: Jeff Krogh update, 20 July 1999

KROGH TRANSPORTED TO REHABILITATION CENTER CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 20, 1999 - NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Krogh was transported to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado today. Krogh had been at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital since a ...

KROGH TRANSPORTED TO REHABILITATION CENTER

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 20, 1999 - NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Krogh was transported to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado today. Krogh had been at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital since a practice session crash on July 3, 1999 in preparation for the NASCAR Busch Series race at The Milwaukee Mile.

After suffering severe head injuries, Krogh has remained in a coma since the accident, although he is listed as semi-comatose at the present time. Krogh continues to be responsive to verbal and pain stimuli, but has not completely come out of the coma. Krogh is gradually being winged from a tracheotomy to help assist with his breathing. Doctors removed the tracheotomy for five hours and Jeff did well although his breathing became a little heavier.

Robert Krogh, Jeff’s father, says that Jeff does new and different things every day. Although he is awake and alert at times, he still spends 80 to 90% of his time sleeping. The family is optimistic that with a lot of hard work and time that Jeff will return to his normal state.

Once Krogh arrives to Craig Hospital his rehabilitation program will immediately begin. The first step is to attempt to get Jeff to wake up completely from the coma, followed by physical and mental rehabilitation. Craig Hospital is recognized as one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the United States.

The family again thanks everyone for their continued support and prayers.

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