Aberbeeg boy hit by car wows docs with recovery
9:31am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A SEVEN -year-old who was hit by a car has impressed doctors with his recovery after it was feared he would never walk again unaided.
In June, Kelly Maggs, 32, watched her son Bradley being hit by a car and feared he would never walk again without the use of crutches.
But now, she is glad to see her son on the mend and he has even returned to school.
Mrs Maggs said: “Four months on and you would never guess what happened to him.
“He is up and walking following extensive physiotherapy sessions and now he doesn’t need crutches.”
Bradley suffered a severely damaged left foot, but was able to leave hospital following two operations after ten days.
He had to use a wheelchair and after six weeks this was replaced with a pressure sock and he learned to walk with the use of crutches.
After impressing doctors with his recovery he was able to go back to school in September.
He continues to wear a pressure sock and has to apply a cream four times a day.
Doctors are continuing to monitor Bradley’s foot and in six months he will have a follow up consultation to discuss further surgery to address limited movement in his big toe.
He also has a lot of scar tissue which isn’t healing properly and will need to be addressed die to the risk of infection.
The incident happened on June 11 after Mrs Maggs picked her four sons up from St Illtyd’s Primary, and called at a shop.
After parking on Commercial Road, she crossed the road with her son, Luke, 10, leaving her other three sons in the car that she locked behind her.
But unknown to her, Bradley had already undone the car door and followed her.
She explained that it happened so quickly that all she could do was scream as the car caught his foot pulling him to the ground.
She held him in her arms, while Luke stemmed the blood with his coat.
The car had severed a artery in his foot and severed two tendons in his toes.
He then faced two major operations.
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