Iowa baby hit in head by softball makes small progress UPDATE

WAVERLY, Iowa - The seven week old baby hit in the head by a softball at a game in Waverly, Iowa last week is making small progress.

Baby McKenna Hovenga's mother posts on a that the baby's continuous seizure has stopped but she is continuing to have smaller seizures, and less often, about one per hour.  

Kassy Hovenga says the baby's eyes are responding a little to gentle touch of her eyelids and was able to swallow a little of her mother's milk for the first time.  She says they believe the baby, now eight weeks old, is progressing towards waking up.

Baby McKenna was airlifted to Mayo Clinic where she is being treated for brain bleeds, seizures,  and a skull fracture.

The mother was holding the baby, while sitting on the bleachers watching a men's softball game when  a ball flew over the fence and hit her and her baby.

The baby's father was playing in the game. 

More than $50,000 has been raised from donations to help the family with medical expenses.

CLICK HERE for the YouCaring page for baby McKenna.

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7 week old Iowa baby hit in head by softball at game

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