Tristan Sik remains in an induced coma, as prayers flow for his recovery (image from Rainbow Beach State School Grade 6 Graduation)
Across Australia and overseas, people are praying for local 13-year-old, Tristan Sik.
On July 15, Tristan was riding a bicycle west on Carlo Road and as he turned right into Karoonda Road, he collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.
At the time of writing, he remains in an induced coma at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, with serious head, neck and leg injuries.
Parents Carolyn and Dave Elder, have been providing updates since the accident via Facebook page “Pray for Trist”.
“Trist is still on sedatives but slowly they are trying different meds to keep him comfortable, keep his blood pressure under control and wake him up.”
Tristan has been cleared of any spinal injury, “We have also been told that there is some damage to his brain but just how much will not be known till he is awake. He might wake up and have small memory loss or he might wake up and need a lot of care.”
Last weekend, Carolyn was able to let us know, “Trist is making small neurological improvements everyday, the social worker tells us in ICU small improvements are big steps.”
Carolyn said Tristan’s helmet has saved his life, and said the care he has received from paramedic Marc Shearman, on the scene within three minutes, and the LifeFlight crew was amazing.
“It is important we remember Trist wasn’t the only injured party. Whilst I focus on my boy and our children, please don’t forget about the innocent driver.”
Carolyn thanks Caitlyn Hayes, Rainbow Recovery Repairs and Spares, and team members Allen, Shaun, Paulie, Brody and Rob who are looking after Rainbow Beach 4×4 Hire and their other businesses, as well as friends and family who are helping with their other three children.
“We have been so lucky with all the support we are getting and every single message is read and every single act of kindness is acknowledged, we are so humbled. We need those prayers now just as we did when he had the accident.”
Police have advised the Community News that no charges are expected to be laid on the driver of the vehicle.