A nine-year-old boy who suffered horrific injuries when he was hit by a car is back at home.
Zaine Boden-Nevitt, of Ffordd Cae Llwyn, Connah’s Quay, was hit by the car on Llwyni Drive last Monday afternoon.
The Wepre Park Primary School pupil had been playing at his best friend Connor Dodd’s house when the accident happened.
As he went to meet his older brother’s school bus Zaine tripped and stumbled into the road after stubbing his toe and was hit by the car.
He suffered a bleed to his brain, a fractured skull and fractures to his right leg but after less than five days in Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital, Zaine has now returned home.
Mum Claire Louise Boden, 34, said she and her partner and Zaine’s dad Christian Nevitt were delighted to have their son home so soon.
“We saw the physio and consultant on Friday and they both gave him the okay,” she said.
She adding that Zaine had coped wonderfully with his ordeal and had impressed doctors with how quickly he learned to use his crutches.
“He’s been absolutely brilliant,” she said.
“He’s been so good and took to the crutches so well. That’s partly why he was able to come home so quickly. I’m really proud of him.”
On Saturday the family spent eight hours transforming the family’s dining room into a temporary bedroom to ensure Zaine does not have to use the stairs.
“It was a mad rush to get everything sorted,” she said. “We finished at midnight. But it means he hasn’t got to use the stairs – and he loves it.”
The recovery period is expected to take 12 weeks and during that time, Zaine will have a metal frame in place on his leg supporting his healing bones.
He also has a wheelchair if he needs it but has been using his crutches to get around.
His longest trip so far has been the short walk to his gran’s house, four doors up the street from home on Ffordd Cae Llwyn.
“By the time he got there, his thigh was aching with the weight of the frame,” said Claire.
“I told him he’s going to have a strong muscle on his right side before long.”
Claire thanked everyone for their support, including Zaine’s grandmothers, who are taking it in turns to look after him now that his parents have returned to work.
She also thanked her son’s Phoenix football club teammates and her partner’s work colleagues, who have clubbed together to buy Zaine gifts.
“Everything’s starting to get back to normal now – just,” added Claire.