The father of 10-month-old Evan Stauff said his youngest son is doing well following radical surgery last week to halt his epileptic seizures.
Last week, the North Bend baby underwent a more than 10-hour hemispherectomy at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. Doctors separated the left and right halves of his brain to prevent seizures, and removed a portion of the left hemisphere.
'He is still on track for the recovery process, but we still do not have a definite time when we will arrive back to Oregon," Evan's father, David Stauff, said in an e-mail to The World.
The infant remains in the hospital's intensive care unit, but will move to a general room soon.
'The last couple of days have been rough for him, but that is expected," Stauff added.
He noted that his son's story was picked up by a local ABC affiliate, KABC 7 Los Angeles. It aired Tuesday night.
For more information about Evan's journey, visit his blog, www.evanstauff.com.