Four days after arriving at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition, Bills safety Dumar Hamlin is on the road to an “amazing” recovery as he reportedly has a message for his teammates. continue to walk Friday. Hamlin, 24, suffered a cardiac arrest after a tackle against the Bengals on Monday and required CPR and resuscitation before being taken by ambulance to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
On Friday, the Bills provided a positive update on Hamlin, saying his breathing tube had been removed, indicating he is breathing on his own. “His recovery continues to make impressive progress. His neurological function is intact and he is able to communicate with his family and care team,” it added.
Hamlin spent the morning on FaceTime talking to teammates and attending Bills’ team meetings. Bill tweeted that Hamlin’s message to Buffalo was “I love you.”
This is the day after Dr. Timothy Prydz of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center told reporters that Hamlin was beginning to wake up.
“I had a lot of concerns about him after the injury, but he’s made a lot of progress,” Pritz told reporters on Thursday’s conference call, believing his neurological function was intact. He added that there were
Hamlin continues to be cared for by the hospital’s ICU staff, neurocritical care team, trauma surgeons, and cardiologists. Dr. William Knight IV added that he is still “making significant progress that needs to be made.” He was very ill (but) made a rather remarkable improvement. ”
Dr. Pritz says that for Hamlin to improve to a stable condition, the breathing tube must be removed while his neurological function continues to improve. For now he remains in critical condition, but he is improving.
Previously on sedatives, Hamlin then awoke from his sleep and responded to commands while communicating with his doctor in writing. But he answered and asked questions, such as asking the bedside nurse when he woke up whether the Buffaloes won Monday’s game against the Bengals.
According to Pritts, the doctor’s response was “‘Yes, Damar. You won. You won the game of life.'”
Dr. Knight said “workup is ongoing” to determine exactly what caused Hamlin’s cardiac arrest during Monday’s game. told CBS Sports This week, such incidents could be caused by a variety of problems, including a genetic heart condition…it’s too early to tell if Hamlin will play football again, doctors say. But the ultimate goal is to improve the former Pittsburgh standout player enough to go home.
The doctors also gave credit to the NFL and team medical personnel for responding quickly and effectively to Hamlin on the field during Monday’s game, saying that without prompt action the incident would have played out very differently. I admit that it may have happened.