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Baby Hit by Softball Healing From Fractured Skull, Seizures

Baby Hit by Softball Healing From Fractured Skull, Seizures
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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 03:54 PM

 A 7-week-old baby hit by a softball is being treated for skull fractures and brain bleeds; the injury occurred during a game in which her father played in northeastern Iowa.

Authorities say the overthrown softball struck McKenna Hovenga and her mom, Kassy, as they watched the game Wednesday in Shell Rock, some 95 miles northeast of Des Moines, The Associated Press said. McKenna's father, Lee Hovenga, was in the game.

McKenna was taken to a local hospital then flown to St. Mary's Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

A post on the Healing for McKenna Facebook page said that after 48 hours without a seizure, doctors have started to wean McKenna off her seizure medication. A neurologist told the family that McKenna's brain activity is calming down.

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A 7-week-old baby hit by a softball is being treated for skull fractures and brain bleeds; the injury occurred during a game in which her father played in northeastern Iowa.
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