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Tripp's gallbladder removed

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.

Family members are hoping gallbladder surgery will send injured toddler Tripp Halstead back on his road to recovery.

The 2-year-old fared well Friday during the procedure, the 13th surgery for the youngster who was hit in the head when a tree limb fell at his Winder day care five months ago.

According to Tripp's mom Stacy, writing on the Tripp Halstead Updates Facebook page, the surgeon said the boy's gallbladder was inflamed and contained stones and blocked ducts.

Because of the way the surgery had to be performed, doctors said Tripp may have a longer and more painful recovery, but Stacy has said many have hopes that removing the inflamed organ will reduce the boy's pain.

A week ago, Tripp left the hospital on the five month anniversary of his injury, but he had to return Monday due to the gall bladder.