Tripp Halstead, the 7-year-old boy from Georgia, who miraculously survived after being hit by a tree branch on the head has passed away on Thursday, his family announced. Following the incident, which took place more than five years ago, the infant never recovered and had to spend most of his time in bed.
Tree Branch Accident Occurred at Day Care
According to Stacy Halstead, Tripp’s mother, the event that will change the family’s life forever happed five years ago. Tripp was only two years of age then. While at the daycare center, the child wandered away from the group and spent some time under a tree.
The authorities declared that the tree branch snapped and fell on the boy’s head which stood underneath the tree. After being rushed to the hospital, the doctors told the family that the impact irreversibly damaged both brain hemispheres.
Before being discharged from the hospital, Tripp would spend the next couple of weeks in a coma, and the next ten months recovering. Even after returning home the toddler would never be the same.
Since he sustained a crippling brain injury, the boy had to be hooked to life monitors and his mother had to administer oxygen before going to sleep.
On Thursday morning, Stacy noticed that little Tripp had problems breathing and a high pulse. The mother rushed the child to the nearest hospital. The toddler would later be transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as the first facility did not have a pediatric ICU.
Tripp’s bloodwork and chest X-Rays indicated that the might have had developed pneumonia or a mucus obstruction. Unfortunately, Stacy and the Halstead family announced that the boy passed away a 5:47 p.m., after five years of wrestling with his condition brought on by the freak tree branch accident.
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