1-year-old in critical condition after falling into pool

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 28, 2013 

A 1-year-old Dothan, Ala., boy who was rescued last week from his grandparents' pool in Columbus, is in critical condition at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta, said the boy's uncle.

Logen Hobbs spent 15 minutes underwater after he fell into the pool at a Siamese Street residence on Aug. 22, said his uncle, Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation CEO Jeremy Hobbs.

The child has made no significant progress since he was rushed to Scottish Rite Hospital hours after he was pulled from the water by his father, Jeremy Hobbs said.

"Monday, he coughed up a breathing tube and started breathing on his own for just a few minutes," he said. "But he's still having a lot of seizures. He's still in critical condition."

According to a Columbus police report, Logen fell into the pool around 7:35 p.m. Shortly after, Fire & EMS workers were dispatched to resuscitate the child. He was taken to The Medical Center almost immediately, then transported to Atlanta.

Almost a week later, Logen's condition gives the family little hope for recovery. Tests performed earlier in the week suggest that the incident caused massive brain damage; doctors have reportedly seen little activity from the child's brain. If he recovers, doctors predict Logen may have to use a respirator and a feeding tube for the rest of his life.

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