Received Friday, September 26, 2008.
Many of you might remember that My Husband's Co-worker's child nearly drowned in a public pool in Secaucus NJ. I am happy to report he is home from the hospital and is going through intensive therapy to try to gain back some of the mental functions lost due to oxygen deprivation. He is not yet walking or talking, but he has started recognizing people and responding in a limited capacity. It is not yet known what his long term progress will be, but his just being alive is more than his parents had dared to hope for.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, and please...keep your children and those in your care safe around water. Never take for granted because they are strong swimmers, older or in shallow water, they can be left unattended. This boy is 9, was in a pool no deeper than 4.5 feet, and was an excellent swimmer. It is still not known what exactly happened.