Boy remains in ICU after being injured by falling tree - Fox 2 News Headlines

Boy remains in ICU after being injured by falling tree

Posted: Updated:
Tristen Wilson, 5, was injured by a falling tree in Walton County. Tristen Wilson, 5, was injured by a falling tree in Walton County.
ATLANTA -

A 5-year-old boy remains in intensive care after being injured by a falling tree in Walton County last week.

Tristen Wilson and his 3-year-old sister, Anslee, were playing at a family friend's house in Walton County on Friday night when an old 40-foot tree fell. 

"I heard my friend's cousin scream in the driveway, and I looked over and the tree was on the ground on top of my son. And I [saw] Anslee sitting up, not moving. She was clearly in shock," said Ron Saint, the children's father.

Anslee's leg was broken, but she'll be OK.

Tristen suffered several broken bones and a punctured lung, but most concerning to his parents and doctors is the swelling on the young boy's brain. He's been placed in a medically-induced coma.

"Today they did notice some movement in the left side of his body and he did have some movement in his right side, so we are very hopeful in that aspect," said Dana Wilson, Tristen's mother.

The boy's parents are trying to convey that hope to Anslee.

"We're encouraging her to draw pictures or color pictures for Tristen every day, because Tristen wants a picture. He's just resting," said Saint. "He's going to be OK, is what we tell her."

And though they're at his bedside around the clock, his parents said they miss Tristen.

"I tell him I love him. And he says, 'I love you. And I love you more.'  And his favorite saying back to me is, 'I love you mostest more, mommy.' And I know I'll be able to hear that again one day," said Wilson.

Doctors say it's too early to know the extent of Tristen's injuries, according to the family. Tristen's parents are asking for prayers.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices