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UPDATE: Family says Oxley ‘steadily improving’

INDIANAPOLIS ‘ The family of State Rep. Dennie Oxley (D-Taswell) today issued the following statement about the medical condition of the lawmaker:
‘Today, Dennie is in stable condition at the critical care unit of Jasper Memorial Hospital.
‘Last Tuesday morning (November 17), he was being held for observation at the hospital when he went into cardiac arrest.
‘He is steadily improving every day and we are encouraged by his progress.
‘The family genuinely appreciates the outpouring of support we have received. It is heart-warming to see so many prayers and words of encouragement from people whose lives have been touched by Dennie through the years.
‘We also are very thankful that people have chosen to respect the family’s wishes for privacy at this time. We shall do everything we can to provide updates on Dennie’s condition as they occur. Right now, our time is best spent helping him on the road back to good health.
‘We ask that you continue to pray for Dennie’s full recovery.’