Parents Of Caleb Brown Get "Wonderful News," But Face "Scary Day"

2-Year-Old Who Was Struck By Large Rock At Fall Creek Falls Is Showing Signs Of Waking

Friday, October 22, 2010

The father of the two-year-old boy who was struck in the back of the head by a basketball-size rock at Fall Creek Falls State Park said the family had "wonderful news" on Friday morning.

Tim Brown said doctors told him that doctors have told us that his son, Caleb's, brain is regulating his kidney functions and heart and his pneumonia is getting better.

Mr. Brown said Caleb "is displaying positive signs of body movements (toes wiggling, facial expressions, light hand squeezing, etc.)."

The family was told that Caleb's brain swelling continues to decrease. He is still in a coma but the doctors believe he is beginning to wake up.

Mr. Brown said doctors told the family on Friday morning "that today is going to be a scary but important day. They are removing his brain pressure monitor and are now going to focus on his infection in his lungs. They are also going to pull back on the sedation and allow Caleb to wake up a little to do a neurological exam.

"They said that we will have a better idea of his injuries by the end of the day."

Mr. Brown said, "Please take some time to pray for him today...the doctors want to see him open his eyes and purposely move his hands. Those are the signs we are looking for."

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