Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fleetwood's Daughter is Discharged

Mick Fleetwood's Daughter is Discharged
from Los Angeles Hospital


Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's six-year-old daughter Ruby has been discharged from the pediatric unit of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today after being admitted in critical condition following a pool accident on July 18th.

"The doctors at Cedars are stunned by our little fighter," says Fleetwood's wife Lynn. "Based on the condition Ruby was in when she arrived at the hospital 12 days ago, none of them expected her to have come this far in such a short time. She has blown them away with her strength and her will to survive."

Lynn Fleetwood reports that Ruby is now walking on her own, drawing, kicking a ball, and recognizing more of her everyday words and objects. "Her smile is bright, her eyes sparkle and her sense of humor is funnier than ever before."

On July 18th, Ruby and her twin sister Tessa were on a playdate with close friends of the family at a pool in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles. The Fleetwood family says that Ruby was doing somersaults in the pool, became disoriented, and swallowed a high quantity of water. She became unconscious in the pool, was revived by CPR, and was rushed by ambulance to West Hills Hospital where she was stabilized. Several hours later, she was transferred to Cedars Sinai Pediatric ICU.

"We would like to thank everyone at Cedars-Sinai for their excellent care," says Mick Fleetwood. "Their wonderful bedside manner was second to none and helped us tremendously throughout this entire ordeal. We want to thank them for everything from the bottom of our hearts."

Ruby will be treated as an outpatient at UCLA Medical Center. The Fleetwoods wish to thank the media for all its well wishes and ask that everyone continue to respect their privacy while they tend to their children and their family.

SOURCE: Warner Brothers Records
Warner Brothers Records
Luke Burland, 615-418-6661

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