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Bob Woodruff/Doug Vogt Update

By RD Heldenfels Published: March 7, 2006

When news first came about the injuries to the ABC newsmen, I posted information in the blog. Once the information was getting wide distribution, I didn't see a need for more posts. Unfortunately, based on my lack of posts, a blog reader concluded that ABC was not issuing updates. Not so. In fact, here's one that came today from ABC News President David Westin.

As Dave Woodruff [Bob's brother] is reporting on GMA this morning, Bob has made some substantial progress in recent days.  He is now conscious and talking, although he remains under fairly heavy medication for pain from his various injuries (which are healing well).  They have him up and walking around.  He's conversing with Lee, with his children, and with the nurses.  He's approaching the point where he will be leaving Bethesda Medical Center, and they are working hard at the moment to make sure they have the right facility to continue his recovery.  Once again, it's important for all of us to bear in mind that this will be a long process.  We're not close to the end yet.  But, as he has throughout, Bob is exceeding expectations and giving us real reason for optimism.

Doug is back with his family in France and recovering well.  He will continue to undergo treatment there and come back for occasional checkups. 
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