A high school basketball player in Iowa remains in the pediatric intensive care unit two days after falling and hitting his head at practice.
Drew Jacobsen, 16, lost his pulse twice at the Woodward-Granger High in Woodward, Iowa, while he was being worked out by paramedics Wednesday and then lost his pulse at the hospital that night, according to KCCI-TV in Des Moines. He went into cardiac arrest twice Friday morning, according to the station. His family said he has been medically sedated since he got to the hospital.
“As a parent, I can’t understand how someone this healthy goes from practice to the state he’s in. And I hope no parent ever has to go through this,” Russ Jacobson, Drew’s father, told the station.
The three-sport athlete — he also runs track and plays football — will need a defibrillator implanted in his heart.
His family wanted to thank all the emergency and medical personnel for its help and asked for prayers for Drew.