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Schuller Doctors Hope He Can Soon Leave Hospital

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Doctors for the Rev. Robert H. Schuller expressed hope Wednesday that he can soon be released from an Amsterdam hospital where he underwent brain surgery, a Schuller aide said.

Dr. J. Wolbers, senior neurosurgeon at the Free University Hospital in Amsterdam, told relatives that a decision on the television evangelist’s release will be made after the doctor has studied the results of a CAT scan scheduled for today, aide Michael C. Nason reported from the Netherlands.

Family members remained hopeful that they can bring the founder of Garden Grove’s Crystal Cathedral home before Monday, in time for his 65th birthday. One sign of an early release is that Nason is scheduled to leave Amsterdam and return to Orange County today.

Last week, Schuller bumped his head while getting into a car in Amsterdam. Shortly thereafter, Nason found him unconscious on the floor of his hotel room.

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Schuller underwent emergency brain surgery last Thursday, followed by another surgery on Tuesday to remove a small blood clot. Doctors have said the prospects for Schuller’s recovery are “very good.”

Schuller had been en route to Rome for a Vatican visit and to Moscow.


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