BOSTON (AP) — The stepfather of a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy whose heart stopped when he was hit in the chest by a baseball says the child is showing positive signs of recovery.
Thomas Hickey told the Boston Globe on Monday that his stepson, Eddie Quinn, is still in a medically-induced coma but scans show that fluid has cleared his lungs and his brain is functioning normally.
Hickey says they were playing baseball at a Boston playground when the boy was hit in the chest by a line drive off Hickey’s bat. Hickey gave him CPR until medics arrived. They continued CPR and used a defibrillator to restart his heart on the field.
Hickey says doctors expect to bring the boy out of the coma on Tuesday.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com
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