Six-year-old boy fights for his life after lawnmower throws 12-inch piece of steel in his head – .

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Six-year-old boy fights for his life after lawnmower throws 12-inch piece of steel in his head – .


Six-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a lawnmower threw a 12-inch piece of steel in his head while playing in a school field.

Alex Hook is in a medical coma after sustaining severe brain damage since the September 10 incident just behind Riverview Elementary in Silver Lake, Wisconsin.

His mother Caryn, 49, said: “When I got to the hospital, the ER team was getting him ready for the scan.

“He was already sedated and had several machines hooked up.

“I kept telling myself that I must have a nightmare because it can’t be my beautiful boy.”

Alex Hook is in a medical coma after sustaining severe brain damage since the September 10 incident just behind Riverview Elementary in Silver Lake, Wisconsin

“It feels like Father Time’s hands have stopped.

“With each passing day, we thank the Lord that Alex is always with us and fighting for his life. ”

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the mower crushed a piece of reinforcing bar and was thrown through a chain link fence that surrounded the school grounds and toward the children.

The metal projectile, estimated to be 12 inches long and half an inch wide, struck first-grader Alex, who was bending over at the time, on the back of his head.

He passed out and began to have seizures.

The school contacted Ms. Hook and the emergency services to inform them of the abnormal accident.

At around 11:30 a.m., the mower crushed a piece of rebar and it was thrown through a chain link fence that surrounded the school grounds and toward the children.

Pictured: Alex Crochet

At around 11:30 a.m., the mower crushed a piece of rebar and it was thrown through a chain link fence that surrounded the school grounds and toward the children.

The mother of two said: “I was in total shock, but I immediately pulled myself together and rushed to school.

“I had no idea how bad his injury was until I saw him on the floor bleeding from his head and having convulsions. I really don’t know what kept me from passing out.

The boy was airlifted to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital as paramedics attempted to stabilize him.

On arrival he was taken for a CT scan where it was discovered he had a fractured skull and a lump had broken off and lodged in his brain, causing bleeding.

He was taken to emergency surgery to remove the larger fragment, as well as to remove a healthy skull to relieve some pressure.

The metal projectile, which is said to be 12 inches long and half an inch wide, hit first-grader Alex, who was bending over at the time, on the back of his head.

The metal projectile, which is said to be 12 inches long and half an inch wide, hit first-grader Alex, who was bending over at the time, on the back of his head.

The little boy remains in an induced coma because a bacterial infection causes a spike in fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain every time he is weaned.

Ms Hook, who works for a pharmaceutical company, said: “Doctors said the first 72 hours were critical, but here we are a week later and he is still in critical condition.

“As I watched at her bedside, when possible, I read aloud the thousands of comments and prayers people write on the Facebook support page.

“I hope he can hear me, so he knows how many people love him and pray for a full recovery.

The little boy remains in a medical coma because a bacterial infection causes a spike in fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain every time he is weaned.

The little boy remains in a medical coma because a bacterial infection causes a spike in fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain every time he is weaned.

His aunt Michelle has since set up a GoFundMe to help cover Alex's medical bills.

His aunt Michelle has since set up a GoFundMe to help cover Alex’s medical bills.

“Don’t let a day go by without hugging and telling your kids that you love them – life can change in the blink of an eye. “

His aunt Michelle has since set up a GoFundMe to help cover Alex’s medical bills.

Sales manager Michelle said, “The family is trying to stay positive despite the constant medical setbacks.

“We are literally on an emotional roller coaster.

“It’s heartbreaking to see this handsome boy not responding and connected to so many machines.

“The outpouring of love, prayers, positive thoughts and giving has been amazing and greatly appreciated. ”

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