Dan Durbin is home earlier than expected.
The former Beaufort High School principal was released from the hospital at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on Wednesday, a week after suffering a heart attack, his family said. Durbin received a defibrillator implant and will require outpatient therapy.
“After 8 long days, we get to go home!” Durbin’s daughter, Hannah, posted on Facebook on Wednesday. “Dad’s surgery was successful, and he has made remarkable progress. He seems a little more like himself every day!”
Durbin could walk without issues when therapists evaluated him Wednesday morning, his wife and daughter reported through family friend Rep. Shannon Erickson. She has posted public updates from the family on her Facebook page.
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Durbin was hospitalized at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville on Aug. 9. He suffered a heart attack in the hospital the next day and was transferred to MUSC in critical condition.
Heart tests showed nothing alarming, the family said.
Durbin was principal at Beaufort High almost nine years before resigning in 2012.