Tot makes recovery since accidental shooting

Associated Press

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A 4-year-old Devils Lake boy has made a full recovery after being accidentally shot last fall.

Just six months ago, Laine Nicholls was unable to walk as the result of being shot in the hip in a gun accident in the family's home. A 12-gauge shotgun that was propped up in a corner of the house had tipped over and discharged.

Surgeons at Sanford Health Medical Center in Fargo performed surgery to remove the shotgun pellet and clean the wound. Within a week, Laine was released, began to walk again and returned home to Devils Lake.

For two months, he had a wound vac attached to his hip. The portable machine provides suction to help the wound heal.