February 7 – Update on Senator Kirk – Swelling in Brain has Subsided

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–February 7, 2012.  Dr. Richard Fessler today provided the following update on Senator Kirk’s condition:

“The swelling in Senator Kirk’s brain has subsided and this morning we were able to reattach the portion of his skull that had been removed following his stroke. This is an important milestone in his recovery and a step toward the next phase, rehabilitation. He remains in good condition,” said Richard Fessler, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Source: kirk.senate.gov