David Jaramillo Jr. Shows Improvement, Could Leave Hospital Soon
It's more good news coming out of Des Moines from the Jaramillo family. In the aftermath of the Raging River accident at Adventureland Theme Park, the family can use all the good news they can get. KCCI is reporting that David Jaramillo Jr. who was trapped underwater when the raft flipped over, is now reportedly speaking, sitting up, and even brushing his teeth.
Hospital officials have told the family that David could even be released from the hospital as soon as next week. His release would be to a rehabilitation facility, but the good news is still great to hear! KCCI reports that the family lawyer confirms that the boy has been moved out of the ICU at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, and has been moved to a recovery unit at the same hospital. He could be released within 7 to 14 days.
KCCI reports that David spent several minutes underwater after the accident on the Raging River happened. He spent the majority of his time in the hospital on life support in a medically induced coma. The vast improvement has come in the past several days. Officials say that he still does occasional memory loss, but he is aware of his family and hospital staff.
KCCI reports that David also just learned this week that his 11 year old brother Michael Jaramillo did not survive the accident at the theme park. Family members say they wanted Michael to hear the news from them, and not any outside sources.