Boy bitten by snake: 'We hope for miracles'

Giles Campbell admits it's unclear what his 2-year-old son Eli's disabilities will be after the toddler was bitten by the snake. Photo / via GoFundMe
Giles Campbell admits it's unclear what his 2-year-old son Eli's disabilities will be after the toddler was bitten by the snake. Photo / via GoFundMe

A Queensland toddler bitten by one of the world's deadliest snakes will need care for the rest of his life, his father says.

Giles Campbell admits it's unclear what his 2-year-old son Eli's disabilities will be but he and pregnant partner Brittany are hoping for miracles.

Campbell says Eli has significant swelling on the brain and is largely immobile two weeks after being bitten three times by a coastal taipan in his family's chicken pen at Agnes Waters.

In an heartbreaking update on a fundraising page, Mr Campbell said his family was under no illusions about the long-term ramifications.

"We know this boy of our's will need some care for the rest of his life, how much will be up to him and the best rehabilitation we can find ... and yes we still hope for miracles," he wrote.

"We may have to relocate to Brisbane.

"We will possibly need our home converted for his disabilities but what those will be we have no idea."

Campbell said he had been a total mess since Eli was bitten and paid tribute to Brittany, who is 16 weeks' pregnant.

"(She) has been the one pillar of strength that has kept me going," he said.

The boy was bitten three times by a coastal taipan in his family's chicken pen. Photo / 123RF
The boy was bitten three times by a coastal taipan in his family's chicken pen. Photo / 123RF

He also thanked the public for its support and donations, saying it would help his little boy so much.

A GoFundMe page to aid Eli's recovery has so far raised more than $46,000.

- AAP

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