September 19 Patient Condition Update

September 19, 2019

Maine Medical Center released the following update on the conditions of four patients injured in the Farmington explosion, along with general statements on behalf of their families.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19:

  • Timothy Hardy was discharged on Thursday, Sept. 19. His family said he is ready to begin healing at home. Hardy said he wanted to thank all the well-wishers for their vast support.
  • Theodore Baxter was upgraded to serious condition. His family said he is up and walking, improving daily and visiting with family and friends. He was being transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday.
  • Scott Baxter was listed in critical condition. His family said that he is improving daily.
  • Terry Bell was listed in critical condition. His family reported that he was on his feet today, visiting with family and Farmington Fire Department members.

The patients and their families said they are overwhelmed by the immense outpouring of support from the community, state and nation. They thanked, in particular, the civilians and first responders who helped in the aftermath of the explosion, and the many fire departments that have provided coverage of Farmington in their time of need, as well as the investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

They expressed their gratitude for the continuous support of the Portland Fire Department, and for the compassionate care provided at Franklin Memorial Hospital and Maine Medical Center.

They said they are all thinking of Larry Lord, are grateful for his heroic actions and wish him a full and speedy recovery.

They are asking for space and privacy, and will update the community as they are able.

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