Baby's recovery progresses
Ten-month-old Evan Stauff is still in intensive care at UCLA after surgeons performed a hemispherectomy to stop his seizures. (Contributed Photo)

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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,


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