Boy’s fun day on roller coasters turns into a medical nightmare
What should have been a child’s fun day on roller coasters turned into a medical nightmare.
A 4-year old boy who was in good health a day before a trip to an amusement park suffered a stroke after riding roller coasters, CBS News reports.
The boy reportedly began vomiting the next day and developed a droop on the left side of his face during the trip home.
The doctor who treated the boy said the movement of the rides and the force on his head and neck caused a tear in his artery, which resulted in a blood clot and stroke.
The boy is doing better now, but still has stiffness, weakness and occasional trouble on his left side.
Suffering a stroke due to riding a roller coaster is extremely rare, CBS reported.
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