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Qld boy bitten by snake continues recovery

AAP logoAAP 4/10/2016

A two-year-old boy bitten by a deadly coastal taipan is breathing on his own in a Brisbane hospital as donations continue to pour in to aid his recovery.

Eli Campbell faces a series of tests to determine the extent of brain damage from a cardiac arrest, which he suffered after being bitten by the snake while collecting eggs from his family's chicken pen in Agnes Water more than a week ago.

His mother, Brittany Cervantes, has thanked the public for their well wishes on a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $30,000 - $10,000 more than the initial target - to help with her son's recovery.

"This whole event has really shown us the capacity of the human spirit and seeing so many people come together to help another has been truly a blessing in disguise," she wrote.

She said the impact of Eli's cardiac arrest and subsequent lack of oxygen to the brain was unclear.

"The area of his brain that has been affected the most is the occipital lobe, responsible for interpreting what he sees, so our spectrum is from Eli being unable to recognise objects, to hallucinations, to blindness. He also may have some motor function impairment."

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