Posted: 10 October, 2016
by AAP/Triple M Brisbane
QLD Todler Bitten By Snake Will Need Care For Rest Of His Life
A Queensland toddler bitten by one of the world's deadliest snakes will need care for the rest of his life, according to his Father.
Giles Campbell says he and pregnant partnr Brittany are hoping for miracles, admitting they are unclear what their two-year-old son Eli's disabilities will be.
Mr Campbell says Eli has significant swelling on the brain and is largely immobile two weeks after being bitten three times by a coastal taipan in his family's chicken pen at Agnes Waters.
Mr Campbell has said on a fundraising page his family was under no illusions about the long-term ramifications.
"We know this boy of our's will need some care for the rest of his life, how much will be up to him and the best rehabilitation we can find ... and yes we still hope for miracles," he wrote."
The family have said they may have to relocate to Brisbane.
"We will possibly need our home converted for his disabilities but what those will be we have no idea."
Mr Campbell said he had been a total mess since Eli was bitten and paid tribute to Brittany, who is 16 weeks' pregnant.
"(She) has been the one pillar of strength that has kept me going," he said.
He also thanked the public for its support and donations, saying the funds would help his little boy so much.
A GoFundMe page to aid Eli's recovery has so far raised more than $46,000.
Head here to donate.