LEXINGTON — Garrard County Ambulance Service Director Colby Arnold's condition has improved to serious. He is no longer sedated and he has been taken off of ventilation.
Arnold underwent two brain surgeries at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center last week after falling off his bicycle and hitting his head on Sept. 27. Blood was pooling between Arnold's brain and skull, necessitating the surgeries.
Arnold was kept sedated and on a ventilator following his surgeries, but on Monday family friend Daryl Hodge said he has now been taken off the ventilator and has been talking with his family. He is also able to move his extremities.
"The doctors are cautiously optimistic," Hodge said. "We are very pleased."