Critically Injured Youth Showing Signs of Improvement Each Day
Darren Doyle, story:
South Edmonson Elementary has organized a gift card/monetary donation drive on behalf of 10 year-old Coleton Parsley, who was critically injured in a sledding accident on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
The school is collecting gift cards and monetary donations to send to Coleton's family, who are at his side at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Suggestions are restaurant and gas cards that can help with immediate family needs of food and fuel, along with monetary donations to be used as necessary.
Coleton's mother, Heather, has been updating his progress through social media and has encouraged the Edmonson Voice to share the info. In a post today, she said:
"Coleton had a calm night. Thank you Lord!! Today they are weaning down the hypertonic saline that’s helped keep his ICP pressure down to normalize the sodium. If he tolerates this, then the sedatives can be lowered to see how he responds. If all goes well with this they can lower his ventilator settings. One step leads to another and this could be a slow process over several days. Praying for the best possible recovery. Coleton is definitely a fighter & the prayers are working! Thank you to everyone following Coleton’s story. We believe in miracles!!
Gift cards and donations will be accepted at South Edmonson Elementary and the Board of Education main office on Wildcat Way from now until Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
Coleton is a fourth grade student at South Edmonson.