A 10-year-old boy in Missouri is recovering after he was attacked by wasps and fell from a tree house face-first on to a meat skewer. The spike that went through Xavier Cunningham’s head “miraculously” missed his eyes, brain, spinal cord and major blood vessels.
Kansas University Hospital told local media he is expected to recover fully, although his voice may be affected. A team of Kansas University doctors successfully removed the square rod.
Xavier’s mother Gabrielle Miller said that she saw her son walk into the house, screaming, with the rod “just sticking out” of his head. “I’m dying Mom, I can feel it, ” the boy said on the way to the hospital.