Mom says Tripp Halstead doing well

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Mom says Tripp Halstead doing well

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Tripp Halstead, 7, and Stacy Halstead pose for a portrait last month in their home in Jefferson, Ga. Tripp, who suffered a traumatic brain injury five years ago when a tree limb fell on him at his day care, was rushed to the hospital Monday. He was expected to retrun home Wednesday. (CASEY SYKES, CASEY.SYKES@AJC.COM)

Tripp Halstead was expected to return home Wednesday after a bout with pneumonia sent him to the hospital Monday.

Stacy Halstead said she noticed her son’s temperature starting to drop a little below normal on Sunday and that he struggled to breath. When he didn’t get any better, they took him to Athens Regional Hospital, where doctors did some blood work and X-Rays that showed he had pneumonia.

“He’s good,” Stacy Halstead said. “I’m sitting with him on the bed waiting for him to get enough antibiotics to knock out the pneumonia.”

Halstead said she expected to go Wednesday.

“Unfortunately we deal with pneumonia often so we’re not stressed,” she said.

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