A 3-year-old Omaha boy who fell Wednesday from a second-floor window to the driveway is doing well, his father said Friday.
A rescue squad took William Webster Jr. to the Nebraska Medical Center early Wednesday afternoon, and initial reports indicated the boy was in critical condition.
His father, William Webster Sr., said that his son was allowed to go home Friday. The father said his son is somewhat sore, resting and recovering from a concussion, but otherwise he is well.
“It was tremendous,” the father said of William’s discharge from the hospital. “It was really great.”
William Sr. was at work Wednesday as a tribal police officer in Macy, Nebraska, for the Omaha Tribe. His wife, Julia, was at her job with a northwest Omaha dental service or on her way home at the time. The father said his brother watched their three children, including William.
William Jr. evidently managed to climb on to a windowsill. He apparently leaned on the window screen, which broke out, and the boy fell to the driveway.
The father said medical center personnel took CT scans and X-rays of his son but found no broken bones and no severe head trauma besides the concussion. No surgeries were needed, he said.
The northwest Omaha family had no Thanksgiving Day celebration while their son was in the hospital, the father said.
But Saturday, he said, they will celebrate Thanksgiving, with much to be thankful for.