Doc asked me to post this update as he can't seem to access his blog, but I can :)
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Saturday afternoon we were at our son Patrick's birthday party and part of what we did was have the kids to splash around at the Kannapolis splash pad. It's a small concrete water park about the size of a basketball court where water shoots out of the ground and other various ways. It's a great way to stay cool and have fun on a hot summer day for just a dollar.
As you can imagine on a 90+ degree day it was very crowded and there were kids everywhere. As all the kids were running around and splashing our friend's son Colin and another child ran into each other and Colin fell back and hit his head on the concrete. He of course had a bump on his head and was crying but after a few minutes and an ice pack he calmed down. It seemed as if this was just a simple accident, just a bump on the head and things would be fine.
On the way home from the park in the car Colin passed out and became ill. His parents called paramedics and immediately he was taken to the hospital where he had surgery to relieve pressure on the brain. Apparently the simple bump actually fractured his skull and caused bleeding on the brain. It appears that the surgery was successful and as of this morning Colin was out of ICU and in a regular room. He is in some discomfort for sure but according to his folks he is awake, alert, and asking all kinds of questions. He still has a lot of healing to do but it seems he will be OK and for this we are so thankful.
I updated about this a few times on Twitter this weekend and asked for your prayers and the response was amazing. His folks want to say thank you for the outpouring of love and prayers for Colin. The power of prayer really works and it certainly did in this case. It was a very tense weekend for them and I know Colin and his family have some long days ahead but it seems that things will be OK.
Thank you all.