Journalist's Wife Using Facebook for Updates and Solace - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Journalist's Wife Using Facebook for Updates and Solace

Here's a great way to stay up to date on Brian Hickey and the hit and run case.

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    Brian Hickey's Facebook page has become the update hub and a place for friends to send in the get-well wishes. Keeping up with the postings and progress updates has been a comfort of sorts for wife Angie.

    A Facebook posting from Brian's wife, Angie, Monday night:

    First, I want to say thank you on behalf of all of Brian's family (and my family) for everyone's love and support. I plan to start reading him letters from all of you tomorrow. I apologize if I do not respond to you right away, the phone has been ringing off the hook with support from everyone. Brian is in critical condition and no longer in induced coma, but he is not awake or responding to commands. He sometimes moves the left side of his body and I think I felt him squeeze my hand today. CT this afternoon is worse than the past two and shows a major vein located at the motor strip where the frontal lobe meets the parietal has been affected by the bleeding that occurred during surgery Saturday night, causing some hypoxia. This bleed was treated with coagulants and therefore there is a clot located at this position. All other areas are stable. Other vitals are stable.

    There's more from Angie, the latest on the suspect search and comments from friends and colleagues.

    The Metro, where Brian has been working, talks about how Hickey's Facebook page has turned into a virtual wall of get-well cards. It's helping Angie get through the days by his side in the hospital and helping a wide network of friends not only keep up with Brian's progress, but also share their emotions. 

    Brian was hit by a car and left for dead along the road in Collingswood, N.J. Friday night as he was walking to the Patco High Speed Line.