A Texas family's travel to the Big Apple for their 10-year-old son's day turned into a nightmare, aft their boy became violently sick and was induced into a coma astatine a New York City ICU.
Riker Stippick's family amazed him pinch a day picnic to New York City to acquisition nan celebrated Broadway musical, Hamilton, and to eat his first portion of New York City pizza.
"Bless his saccharine small heart," David Stippick, Riker’s dad, told FOX 7.
"He wanted to spell to nan Weehawken dueling crushed wherever Aaron Burr and Hamilton had their duel," he said.
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Stippick said that connected his son's tenth birthday, nan past point connected his mind was that his boy could go violently ill.
"Your kid is happy and patient and 10, you benignant of presume they're going to enactment that way," said Stippick.
On nan measurement to nan World Trade Center, Riker's wellness took a turn, and he shared pinch his parents that he was experiencing nan "worst headache" he had ever had.
"There's a building complete location that we walked done and arsenic soon arsenic we walked done that building he said, 'Oh, I person a really bad headache. This is nan worst headache I've ever had,’" Stippick told nan section outlet.
Moments later, nan day boy vomited and laid down adjacent a chair to rest.
"It was for illustration a shriek of pain," said Stippick.
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They took him to nan hospital, wherever doctors put him successful a medically induced coma.
"It's arsenic atrocious arsenic it sounds, you cognize what I mean?" said Stippick.
New York City doctors told Riker's parents that they judge that he whitethorn person knowledgeable an arteriovenous malformation, which is an abnormal relationship betwixt his arteries and veins and tin origin bleeding into nan encephalon aliases spinal cord.
Doctors said that nan 10-year-old knowledgeable an aneurysm wrong his arteries and veins-- starring to his excruciating pain.
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Surgeons had to drill a spread into Riker's skull to drain humor and fluid and to region clotting.
"We don't cognize nan genuine dream of if and erstwhile he does travel retired of this, what benignant of therapies aliases treatments are going to beryllium needed down nan line," said Stippick.
Doctors still request to do an MRI connected nan boy earlier they tin springiness his family an charismatic diagnosis.
They told Riker's parents that he must go unchangeable and get disconnected of his tubes and machines earlier they tin afloat diagnose him.
Now nan Stippicks are praying that their boy will aftermath up from nan coma and that they will person answers to their galore questions astir their son's health.
"We ne'er expected it to beryllium our reality, but it is," said Stippick.
The family's support system, including their church successful Texas, has rallied astir nan family during their nightmare.
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Their church's lead pastor astatine Peace of Christ Church opened a GoFundMe account that reached much than $78,000 successful conscionable a fewer days.
"I don't person nan words to opportunity convey you to everybody extracurricular nan words convey you," said Stippick.