Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
More good news came Thursday for family and supporters of Tripp Halstead.
The Winder toddler had successful surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to insert a shunt in the 2-year-old's head to help reduce swelling on his brain.
Halstead's father Bill wrote on Facebook that he was in recovery following a successful surgery.
"We are so thankful for all the prayers, thoughts and love sent Tripp's way," Bill wrote. "We are so excited about being able to hold him without tubes and drains and wires all over him!!!"
Halstead recovered from having a virus and blood clot in his leg earlier in the week. The shunt procedure was originally scheduled for last week. But an ultrasound earlier this week revealed an improvement and he would go from two shots to one shot per day, just for the next three weeks, his mother Stacy wrote.
"The neurosurgeon just came by and told us that his head looks good, the fluid is draining nicely, so they all think he just has a virus," Stacy wrote earlier this week.
Halstead was critically injured in late October when a large tree branch fell on his head while he played outside his Barrow County day care.