Boston Children’s Hostpial emergency room have treated eight children following the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 — several of whom have nails and BBs lodged in their bodies. Read on for more tragic details.
After the devastating Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, the Boston Children’s Hospital emergency room treated eight children, the youngest of whom was two years old, and the oldest a teenager. A 9-year-old victim lost a leg, and a 10-year-old suffered from deep shrapnel wounds, according to the Boston Globe.
Boston Marathon Bombing Victims: Kids In Critical Condition
Dr. David P. Mooney told the Boston Globe that the 9 and 10-year-olds are expected to survive, although they are both in criticial condition and will need several more surgeries.
He also said that some of the most seriously injured victims are suffering from nails and BBs lodged in their bodies after the objects were apparently packed inside the explosives. Another boy, aged 5, is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.
Fortunately, some children were only treated for minor burns and singed hair, and one child with a head injury is in good condition. Dr. Mooney also said the Boston Children’s Hospital could have treated more children, and said the staff is working their hardest to treat everyone:
I can’t emphasize how impressed I was with the hospital staff. We had people walking a couple of miles to get here because they couldn’t get here in their car.
Children At Boston Marathon To Watch Parents Run
All of the children who were affected by the explosions had come to the Boston Marathon to watch their parents or relatives race. One of the victims who died, 8-year-old Martin Richard, had just given his dad a hug after he finished the race. He was standing with his mother Denise Richard when the bombs went off in bins near the marathon finish line.
Such a tragedy. We hope all the kids and victims have a safe and speedy recovery.