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Toddler hospitalized after near drowning
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A local toddler continued to be hospitalized Tuesday night at press time after he nearly drowned Monday night at his home in Morrison.

Cooper Swims, 2, remains at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. He is the son of Mike and Jennifer Swims, with Mike serving as youth and family minister at Central Church of Christ.

Central preacher Ben Bailey was with the family Tuesday afternoon at the hospital.

“Everything is touch and go,” said Bailey. “It’s too early to tell. The family is just asking for people to remember them in prayer.”

The boy reportedly wandered outside the home and fell into a swimming pool Monday night on Faith-Rae Blvd. in Morrison. Emergency responders received the call at 5:46 p.m. and the boy was reportedly not breathing when they arrived. They were able to regain a pulse at 6:05 p.m.

As Facebook post made Tuesday morning from the page of Mike Swim provided details about his son’s condition.

“First off, Jennifer and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been praying for our baby boy. We know that he’s only made it this far because of the fervent prayers of the righteous who are praying for him. Please don’t stop. Please, continue to pray that we can take our baby boy home. 

“As far as his condition, we are meeting with the neurological team at 9:30 this morning to discuss options. We know he’s suffered brain damage and has sustained myconic jerks due to brain damage, but we don’t know to what extent yet. We have many, many more long and agonizing days ahead of us in this hospital without answers before we’ll even have a clue as to how severe he is. 

“Our family loves and appreciates all the calls, texts, and messages. We’d love to be able to respond to each one, but please understand if we aren’t able to respond right away.”