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October 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight-year-old shark attack victim Jessie Arbogast was out of Sacred Heart Children's Hospital after his third stay since his arm was severed during the attack in July. Jessie returned to the Pensacola, Fla., hospital two weeks ago from his home in Ocean Springs, Miss. Doctors reattached the boy's arm after he was attacked July 6 in the Gulf of Mexico.
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July 31, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors began physical therapy on the 8-year-old boy recovering from a shark attack, moving his uninjured limbs as he remained in a light coma. Officials at Sacred Heart Hospital said Jessie Arbogast has been showing slight neurological improvements daily. Pediatric specialist Dr. Rob Patterson said the boy is undergoing dialysis and his kidney functions have improved. Jessie was bitten by a 6 1/2-foot bull shark near Pensacola on July 6.
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July 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight-year-old shark attack victim Jessie Arbogast moved his surgically reattached arm and opened his eyes but remained in a coma-like state, a doctor said. "Technically he's unconscious, . . . but he is showing very promising signs of starting to arouse somewhat," said Dr. Juliet De Campos, who helped reattach the arm. The boy, threatened with brain damage after losing most of his blood during the attack, lay in critical but stable condition at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
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August 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An 8-year-old boy who survived a shark attack was resting in his own bed after spending more than a month in a hospital recovering from surgery to reattach his arm. Jessie Arbogast, who was attacked by a bull shark in early July, was welcomed by neighborhood children after a two-hour trip from a Pensacola hospital to his hometown of Ocean Springs, Miss. Doctors said Jessie remained in a light coma.
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July 21, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jessie Arbogast, the 8-year-old boy whose arm was torn off in a shark attack two weeks ago, has been taken off the critical list. Jessie's condition was upgraded to serious. He remained in a light coma but was no longer in immediate danger of dying, said Rob Patterson, a pediatric intensive care specialist at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola. The Ocean Springs, Miss.
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July 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors said that the 8-year-old boy who survived a shark attack in the Florida surf is in a coma and likely suffered a brain injury. Jessie Arbogast appears, however, to have avoided potentially fatal brain swelling, Dr. Tim Livingston said. The boy, he added, did not seem to be worsening. "He likely has suffered a brain injury and that very well could be significant for him," he said. "We do have evidence that his brain is not functioning correctly."
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August 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Three men suffered shark bites at a beach where witnesses said so many sharks had congregated that surfers had to jump over them to reach the waves. Two of the men were treated for cuts on their feet; a third underwent surgery for a hand injury. Daytona Beach officials closed about a mile of beach for two hours after the attacks. Shark fears are heightened by other attacks this summer. Two tourists who were bit this month in the Bahamas are recovering at a Miami hospital.
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July 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors gave their most optimistic report yet about 8-year-old Jessie Arbogast, saying the shark attack victim is expected to survive and is no longer in a deep coma. The boy was breathing on his own and responding to pain by grimacing, opening his eyes and making slight body movements, doctors said at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola. He remains in critical condition. The biggest concern remains whether he suffered brain damage. The Ocean Springs, Miss.
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July 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
Doctors treating 8-year-old Jessie Arbogast, who was nearly killed in a shark attack July 6, say the boy may not have suffered brain damage despite a severe loss of blood. Jessie's arm was reattached after being bitten off by a 200-pound shark. "We're proceeding with . . . cautious optimism. Every day we seem to progress a little bit further," the boy's chief surgeon, Dr. Ian Rogers, said Sunday on NBC's "Today" show.
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October 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
The doctor who treated 8-year-old shark attack victim Jessie Arbogast said the boy is unlikely to regain the same cognitive abilities he had before the trauma. Jessie, whose right arm was reattached after being bitten off by a bull shark July 6, is improving, said Dr. Tim Livingston, a pediatric neurologist at Sacred Heart Hospital. The Ocean Springs, Miss., boy's arm and mauled leg are mending, the doctor said, but Jessie has not spoken since the attack.
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