Jerry Fowler

FAMILY PROVIDES UPDATE ON JERRY FOWLER, POTRERO MAN WHO FELL INTO WELL

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 10, 2013 (Potrero) – Jerry Fowler, who suffered serious injuries after falling into a well in Potrero on March 13, is now out of the intensive care unit at Sharps memorial Hospital but is still on “some life support” according to his parents, Thell and Normal Fowler.

“As of now, he is awake a lot of the time and sees us with his eyes and moves his head when we talk to him.  He can move his arms and legs, squeezes our hands and rubs his thumb on the back of our hands to let us know he knows it is us,” his parents wrote in an e-mail to concerned community members. “His doctor says he is not out of the woods yet, but he has a long way to go.  At first the doctors said that from the damage of the fall he may not ever wake up, but he has proven them wrong.”