Parents’ Heartbreaking Confession After Toddler’s Snake Bite
The parents of a two-year-old boy who was bitten three times by a deadly coastal taipan have made a heartbreaking confession as he slowly recovers.
The Agnes Waters toddler had been collecting eggs from his family’s chicken pen at the time of the attack.
Eli Campbell suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be revived by paramedics before being airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
On A GoFundMe page his parents Brittany and Giles have spoken about the reality that now faces the family.
“Giles and I are constantly battling memories of the past of our energetic, playful, hilarious, sensitive but strong little boy," Brittany wrote.
“They creep up on us at times during his sessions when we see our boy limp in someones [sic] arms as they carry him from bed to his stroller and while songs are being sung that he would normally sing along to.”
While the toddler has made some progress, gaining strength and control of his head, neck and trunk muscles, there are still concerns about his eyes.
According to his parents, Eli’s vision has been impaired as a result of brain damage from the attack.
“He responds to bright lights, turns his head away and squints,” Brittany revealed.
“But if you hold up his favorite toy or try to get him to track you, there is often little to no response.”
She said that over the weekend they saw pupils constrict for the first time after being almost fully dilated since the incident.
Despite it all, Brittany said her little boy was still smiling and giggling.
So far more than $64,000 has been raised of the $100,000 goal on the family’s GoFundMe page.