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Family of ill Carter face tense time in US

By Michael Bashford

Published 01/10/2008

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The family of Holywood boy Carter Buchanan are facing a tense time in America after his oxygen levels dropped to a level his GP described as “not stable”.



His mother Emma rang The CT from Chicago last week, where the two-year-old is awaiting tests to find out why he has been suffering multiple seizures everyday since he was a young child.

Carter developed a cough last weekend followed by increased seizures of up to 10 times a day. By Monday evening he was rushed to the local GP where it was confirmed that his oxygen levels had dropped.

A subsequent ‘wet’ x-ray found he had developed pneumonia in his right lung.

He was immediately put on a special 10-day antibiotic course.

Meanwhile, Carter’s family have arranged a number of fundraising events over the coming months to help fund their trip.

On October 4 a disco is to be held at Holywood Football Club. The event begins at 7.30pm and is £3 on entry.

An X-Factor-style competition will take place on October 25 at St Patrick’s Hall in the town.

Tickets cost £12 and can be purchased by contacting Marie Jackson on 07751575079. Doors open at 7.30pm.

On November 1, a Hallowe’en fancy dress party will take place at Holywood Social Club. Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased by contacting Maggie on 07591411834.

Doors open at 8pm but close, due to in-house policy, at 9.30pm for anyone who is running late. Anyone interested in holding events for Carter should contact Maggie on the same number.

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