After receiving emergency treatment at Lotung Bo-Ai Hospital, Hsieh’s condition worsened, and he ascended the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale to level 7 (severe). With his recovery making slow but steady progress, Hsieh’s mother Hsu Mei-chen took her son to Lotung Bo-Ai Hospital last week for a follow-up appointment and cognitive assessment. Before the appointment, Hsu had been hopeful that the metal staples inserted into Hsieh’s skull during emergency treatment would be removed. Doctors hope the encouragement provided by interacting and conversing with classmates, coupled with ongoing outpatient rehabilitation, will lead to further progress in Hsieh’s recovery. Tu adds that Hsieh’s overall recovery is going well, and confirmed that the next step will be to schedule an operation to remove the metal staples from Hsieh’s skull.
Source: Taipei Times June 24, 2019 15:56 UTC