Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Tripp Halstead was re-admitted to a hospital late Wednesday night with breathing problems. (Special Photo)
One day after the one-year mark of his traumatic brain injury, Tripp Halstead was re-admitted to a hospital.
His mother, Stacey, wrote on the Facebook page “Tripp Halstead Updates” that her son had breathing problems when he was admitted late Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, doctors reported positive blood tests, no infections and a chest X-ray was clear.
Tripp was scheduled to undergo further tests on Thursday.
“I pray it is not seizures,” Stacey wrote. “But we made it a full year with none. All the (doctors) were amazed we have made it this long, almost every brain injury patient has seizures . We don’t know if we have to stay another night, but we will be here all day. It is kind of cool that we are in the same room we spent so many months in. Nice getting to visit with all his nurses and therapists from last year.”
Tripp was injured after a tree limb fell on his head outside his Barrow County daycare on Oct. 29, 2012.
Since Tripp’s injury, he has undergone 14 surgeries, the most recent on Oct. 22. The Halsteads have received an outpouring of support from the community, and the Facebook page dedicated to updates on Tripp’s condition has more than 927,000 likes. The family’s new home in Jefferson was also remodeled by the Roswell-based nonprofit Sunshine on a Ranney Day.