Tripp Halstead's Mother Says Son is 'Extremely Sick,' Condition is 'Life-Threatening'

Stacy Halstead asked for prayers for her son in a post Friday morning on the Facebook page where the family provides updates on his condition.

UPDATE: Posted to Facebook by Tripp's father, Bill Halstead. 

Well the latest info is that Tripp has multiple levels of infection, he has meningitis and inflammation in his ventricles, he has infection in his blood so they are also saying he has sepsis. When the shunt and Baclofen pump were removed, a "bacterial shower" occurred, this was expected. Basically all the bacteria that had attached itself to the pump and tubing released into his body. We are waiting word on his echocardiogram, but I don't think he will have any issues with his heart. We know we are in the best place we could be to help Tripp through this latest obstacle, we caught it early which is to Tripp's benefit. I had to go and find this picture and repost to remind myself and all of Tripp's new friends and family just how tough he is, thank you all again for holding us up in prayer, we needed it really bad last night and you guys really came through!! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all as well.

Original report: 

Tripp Halstead, a toddler seriously injured in October when a tree limb weighing several hundred pounds fell and struck him in the head, is in intensive care, according to a post on the Facebook page where the family provides updates on his condition. 

"I finally talked to his ICU dr for just a moment and he just said that Tripp is extremely sick, the infection is very serious and it is life [sic] threating," Stacy Halstead posted about 9 a.m. "Tripp is still heavily sedated so at least he is finally getting some sleep. They just did X-rays and now waiting on getting an echo done. They know something is wrong with his heart and they can't get him warm." 

Tripp's mother is asking for prayers. 

"I can't lose my baby," she wrote. "So please pray." 

You can follow updates on Tripp's condition here

The Barrow County community, and communities in the surrounding area, has held numerous fundraiser to assist with the toddler's medical care. 

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Your Mom February 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Seriously. Why is this news? Leave the damn family alone and get the hell out of their business.
James Park February 15, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Deanna Allen February 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM
We're not trying to bother the family at all.
Christine February 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Seriously you have major problems,if you were following them you would see how this family needs us and our prayers.Stacy needs us for support and just someone to talk to when it is at hard times. This little boy is very special and needs all the love and support that he can get!
Your Mom February 16, 2013 at 01:54 PM
@Christine. Yeah - prayers. Like that has ever fixed anything. How about thanking the doctors instead. Jesus ain't paying their student loans. Why is this kid any more special than the millions of others suffering in the world? Why not ask santa jesus to help them as well? Why do we need news coverage of this? Why is the family allowing the media outlets to shove a camera in their sick kid's face? WHY is this even news? It's not. It's exploitative "journalism" used to pull in suckers like yourself to drive advertisement revenue. Somehow this twisted family has been convinced that this is a good thing. Wake up people. It's disgusting.
Deanna Allen February 16, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Thanks for commenting.
Christine February 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM
First of all I know them personally so no I did not get sucked in and second I hope that this never happens to you,you need support from your Family,Friends,Community and prayers to get through something like this,we all know that the doctors are what help him,but it doesn't hurt to do a little extra to get get through it,you do what you believe and suckers like you leave comments like this.
Theresa Creasman February 20, 2013 at 01:46 AM
CORRECTION: @ YOUR MOM.. YOU are DISGUSTING! Your mouth spews IGNORANCE! I cannot believe your audacity to speak about an innocent child, who is fighting every minute.. of everyday.. for his life! You speak of Jesus, let me tell you a thing about Jesus! You have HIM to thank for your life and someone obviously has prayed for you! Even though, you are an arrogant, twisted,cynical, poor excuse for a human being, and it has to completely suck to be YOU, JESUS didn't make you that way, that is the life you chose for yourself. You are a spawn of Satan and what you've just posted is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you NO points, and may GOD..have mercy on your soul!
Janie February 22, 2013 at 02:44 AM
To Your MOM. :I agree with Theresa and Christine. Evidentally you dont even know the meaning of the word God. Too bad for you! Without Him there is nothing. Stacy and Bill and the rest of the people know God and they know that He will help them and Tripp. He is an amazing little boy and I have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren who mean the world to me and are also a Blessing from God. Too bad youd ont have that feeling.
Lindre March 16, 2013 at 06:45 PM
To the lady that made that disgusting comment about Jesus, its sad. I was taught that if you dont have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. The devil is surely busy. These people are clearly going thru, and to say something so evil shows that you don't have a heart. My suggestion to everyone who gets a chance to read this is that you all get yourselves right with Jesus Christ of Nazareth,the one and only Lord of lords and King of kings, because time is winding down. Incase you didnt no Jesus is the reason for the seasons. Because of him all things are and all things will be as long as he says. As far as Jesus paying any doctor bills, nothing is too hard for my God. A suggestion for Tripps mom is that, without accepting Jesus as your Lord and saviour and walking in his footsteps it will be hard. Then comes faith, and believing that "Greater is he that is in me than he that is in this world". My family and I will pray for you and yours. Remember that Jesus loves you.


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