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Tripp Halstead out of intensive care

9:52 AM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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WINDER, Ga. (WXIA) -- Young Tripp Halstead is out of intensive care after what his mother says was a good night.

"Tripp had a good night," Stacy Halstead posted on Tripp's Facebook page Friday morning. "It just still tells me that we have a long way to go. We post that his having a good day or night, but in reality he is still a newborn baby with lots of issues instead of a healthy 2 yr old like he was."

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She says that despite being out of intensive care, there is still a long way to go.

"He is breathing perfectly on his own. He is aware of his surroundings. He knows when Bill or I are with him. Pushing buttons for yes and no, so we know our Trippadoodle is still in there working so hard to come back to us, but it is just taking a while with all the setbacks," Stacy posted.

She says she's nervous about leaving the ICU, but knows this is a positive move.

"I have to admit I was nervous leaving the ICU, but this room definitely has its benefits. For example. The ICU is shut down morning and evening from 6:30 to 7:30. Might not seem like a big deal. Two hours of our life. But just imagine, you go to bed at 10 that evening and you sleep great and you wake up at 6:29am. You are out of luck as they say. You can't go to the bathroom for a full hour. I don't think guys would fully understand this, women will," she posted. "Or you get off work at 5:00pm and you drive like a crazy person thought horrible Atlanta traffic and you come running through the hospital to reach the ICU at 6:30 and they won't let you in, so you have to sit in the waiting room another hour before you can see your baby. So in this room, there are no crazy visiting hours and kids can visit, so I can't wait for Tripp's best buddies to come by."

Tripp remains hospitalized after his critical injury, when a tree branch fell on his head last October.

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