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Dic Donohue Continues Recovery After Firefight with Bombing Suspects

Richard "Dic" Donohue.

The MBTA officer seriously hurt in a gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects continues to recover from life-threatening injuries.

Richard “Dic” Donohue, 33, was hit in the leg April 19 in Watertown, Mass., authorities said.

Donohue is a police officer with the Massachusetts Bay Tranportation Authority. His wife, Kim, is from Exeter and graduated from Exeter High School in 2000.

“Right now Dic is making amazing strides,” Kim wrote in a post on a Facebook page that Donohue’s family is using to give updates on his recovery.

Authorities said Donohue lost a massive amount of blood. At one point, he went into cardiac arrest, according to Dr. Russell Nauta, a doctor at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. where Donohue is being treated.

A pair of Watertown firefighters were instrumental in getting Donohue to a hospital after he was shot.

The MBTA Transit Police Benevolent Fund Inc. created a website to collect donations for Donohue’s recovery. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Doctor: ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Injured MBTA Officer’s Recovery

Dr. David Miller, an intensive care physician at Mount Auburn Hospital, and Edward Donohue, brother of injured MBTA officer and Winchester native Richard Donohue Jr., speaks during a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.

During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was “cautiously optimistic” about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.’s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on Thursday night.

Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr.

“He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg,” Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. “There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest at the scene.”

Nauta said cariopulmonary resuscitation was started on Donohue Jr. at the scene and continued in the emergency room, where there was a “tranfusion of fluids and blood products to the point of restoration of the pulse and pressure at which point he went into the operating room.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

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