Parasailing Victim Has 2nd Brain Surgery After Leaving Rehab

By Emma Koch

Credit: GiveForward.com

Alexis Fairchild, left, and Sidney Good, right.

July 26, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.nbc33.com) -- The same day that she was discharged from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Alexis Fairchild was admitted to IU Health Methodist for complication from treatment to her injuries.

While things seemed to be looking up, her parents released a statement saying "Alexis has gone through surgery today and is in recovery" and the continue to say that "Alexis still has a long road to recovery."

Her physician said "Alexis had a postoperative complication from an emergency surgery she had at the time of her injury. This required a second surgery to treat a wound and will likely require further procedures. From a brain injury perspective, Alexis is recovering very well. This recent surgery will require a relatively short stay in the hospital to receive treatment with antibiotics."

Thursday's Report from WTHR
Alexis Fairchild, one of two Huntington, Indiana 17-year-olds injured in parasailing accident in Florida, was discharged from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Thursday.

Alexis will continue rehab as an outpatient.

Alexis and her friend Sidney Good were injured after a rope tethering them to a boat snapped and strong winds slammed them into a building, a power line and a parked car at Panama City Beach.

Fairchild is recovering from broken bones and a brain injury. Good has undergone surgery to repair facial fractures.

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