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Doctors look for answers about Tripp's inflamed organs

Tripp Halstead, a Winder toddler recovering from a head injury when a tree branch hit him while at a daycare center.

Tripp Halstead, a Winder toddler recovering from a head injury when a tree branch hit him while at a daycare center.

An elevated fever and blood pressure caused Tripp Halstead to return to the hospital this week. But doctors continued to search for answers to why the toddler couldn't get comfortabe.

Halstead was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite on Friday, but returned on Monday after he spent the weekend at a grandparents' home in Jefferson. His mother wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that his pancreas was inflamed, he had gall stones and elevated liver enzymes.

"So, they have stopped his feed for two days to give those organs a break," Stacy wrote. "They are giving him antibiotics now and want to watch him for a few days."

The mother of the toddler critically injured on Oct. 29 outside his Barrow County daycare wrote that doctors told her it is very painful when those organs are inflamed, which explained her son's "storming."

"He is showing us he is in pain the only way he knows how: Arching his back and moaning," she wrote.

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daculascott 1 year ago

Pancreatitis Very very painful condition.

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