LEXINGTON — Garrard County Ambulance Service Director Colby Arnold has been resedated and put back on a ventilator Wednesday after pneumonia worsened his condition.
Arnold underwent two brain surgeries to remove blood on his brain after falling off his bicycle and hitting his head Sept. 27. He was then kept sedated and on a ventilator for more than a week.
On Tuesday, doctors at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital brought Arnold out of sedation and he was able to move his extremities and talk with family members.
Family friend Daryl Hodge said Arnold, who remains in serious condition, is doing better neurologically than was expected.
Even though he had to be sedated again, Arnold's family remains optimistic, Hodge said.
"There's a lot of things he was doing that they were very pleased with," he said. "The family wants to express their thanks for all the prayers and concerns that have been expressed to them."