Anyone with children can attest to the fact that it rips a parent’s heart out when anything harmful happens to any of them. And a close knit community of livestock farmers all shared in that pain when 4-year-old Kutter Shed of Central Texas was in a horrible farming accident back in April.
The critical injuries he sustained involved his small intestine and his leg. For weeks his health was in jeopardy and he was unable to eat solids and unable to walk.
The family received special permission to bring his mini heifers to the hospital to help cheer him up during his extended hospital stay. He’s been through multiple surgeries, but was able to come home last month.
Doctors are saying his rapid recovery is, “nothing short of a miracle.”
An Instagram post providing an update after a recent surgery said, “…They connected his large intestine back to his rectum during the surgery. The small intestine is still disconnected to let the large intestine heal.
“Everything looked good and clean in the abdomen. If the incision heals good they are going to try and connect the small intestine back on Monday.
“He has had several blood transfusions and his platelet count is low so he’s receiving platelets. As far as his leg goes we still don’t have a definite plan as to which direction they are going to go with it.
“His leg has a good pulse and he has feeling in his foot. They still aren’t sure what the best decision is to make yet because the tendon is so badly damaged and the extremety of the muscle damage. We will know more on Monday.
“We will try and post a update periodically. We don’t mind the flood of texts and phone calls it’s just over welming repeating everything. We have a specific prayer request to pray for healing of the intestine and no leakage and for the tendon to heal.”
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Kutter already has a love for farm life, and has been showing livestock since he was 3-years-old.
Since he was released from the hospital, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet. Earlier this month, he won the reserve champion with his Heifer, Ducky.
The livestock community is a close knit group, and often refers to each other as “livestock family.” Last month, two girls from the livestock family even showed Kutter’s calves for him.
The livestock family has also held multiple fund raisers such as a calf raffle, auctions, barbeques, and an on-line event to help pay for hospital costs. The Shed Family is specifically asking for prayers for the complete healing of their little boy.