Boy, six, fights for his life after a lawnmower throws a 12-inch piece of steel at his head

A six-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a lawnmower throws a 12-inch piece of steel at his head while he was playing on a school field.

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

His mother Caryn, 49, said: ‘When I arrived at the hospital, the emergency room team was preparing him for the scan.

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

“I told myself I must have a nightmare because that can’t be my beautiful boy.

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

Alex Hook is in a medically induced coma after suffering 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.

“Every day that passes we thank the Lord that Alex is still with us and fighting for his life.”

At about 11:30 a.m., the mower ran over a piece of rebar and it was projected out through a wire mesh fence surrounding the school grounds and towards the children.

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

He was knocked unconscious and started having seizures.

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

At about 11:30 a.m., the mower ran over a piece of rebar and it was projected out through a wire mesh fence surrounding the school grounds and toward the children.

Pictured: Alex Hook

At about 11:30 a.m., the mower ran over a piece of rebar and it was projected out through a wire mesh fence surrounding the school grounds and toward the children.

The mother of two said: ‘I was in total shock, but immediately calmed down and rushed to the school.

“I had no idea of ​​the seriousness of his injury until I saw him on the floor bleeding from his head and convulsing. I really don’t know what kept me from passing out.”

The boy was flown to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital as paramedics tried to stabilize him.

When he arrived, he was taken for a CT scan, where it was determined that he had a fractured skull and that a piece had broken off and lodged in his brain causing hemorrhage.

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

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

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

The little boy remains in a medically induced coma as a bacterial infection causes a spike in his fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain when he is weaned.

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

“As I sat vigilant beside his bed, I read, if possible, the thousands of comments and prayers that people write on the Facebook support page.

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

The little boy remains in a medically induced coma as a bacterial infection causes a spike in his fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain when he is weaned

The little boy remains in a medically induced coma as a bacterial infection causes a spike in his fever and puts dangerous pressure on his brain when he is weaned

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

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

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

His aunt Michelle has since had a GoFundMe to help cover Alex’s medical expenses.

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

‘We are literally on an emotional rollercoaster.

“It’s heartbreaking to see this beautiful boy unresponsive and hooked up to so many machines.

“The outpouring of love, prayers, positive thoughts and donations are incredible and much appreciated.”

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