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'Miracle baby' released from hospital

Posted July 28, 2010

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— A 17-month-old boy, who survived the removal of a metal rod lodged in his head inches from his brain, went home from the hospital on Wednesday.

Jessiah Jackson was released from UNC  Children's Hospital after more than a week there.

Jessiah was playing outside of his family’s home in Leland on July 17, when he fell off of a chair and onto a rod attached to a pressure washer lying on the ground.

A day later, UNC neurosurgeon Anand Germanwala removed from rod from Jessiah’s head.

"I think we had a lot of help from above, and fortunately, everything went well," Germanwala said. "I think he is a miracle baby."

Since the procedure, Jessiah has shown no signs of long-term damage, he said. The boy is on antibiotics to prevent infection, but so far appears to be perfectly healthy.

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  • GroupOfPricklyPears Jul 28, 2010

    He is precious, what a happy face - very lucky little fella. God bless.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 28, 2010

    That is so good that he is doing good. I am so happy. The boy & family is still in my prayers. This is a Miracle baby.

  • 007KnightRider Jul 28, 2010

    May God bless Jessiah and his family. What a cute young man! Get well soon kid!

  • iwasjustsaying Jul 28, 2010

    That kid is absolutely adorable! So glad to hear good news and to hear the doctor acknowledge the good Lord too! He sure did have his hand on this little one. Praise God!

  • sssh.. whisper Jul 28, 2010

    Prayers for a continued speedy recovery!