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Qld toddler bitten by taipan walking again

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 David Sigston

The family of the Queensland toddler who was fighting for his life after being bitten by a deadly coastal taipan are hopeful he'll be discharged from hospital in time for Christmas.

Eli Campbell, 2, has made remarkable progress to be walking unassisted and talking again after suffering a heart attack when he was bitten three times on the leg by the snake at his family's Agnes Water property in late September.

He had to be revived by paramedics before being airlifted to Lady Cilento Hospital.

His mother Brittany Cervantes posted on a GoFundMe page set-up for Eli that they expected him to be discharged from hospital on Friday.

The family has rented out an apartment near the hospital for the next six months so "Eli can still access the best care in the area", Ms Cervantes wrote.

Ms Cervantes, pregnant with another boy, said Eli was beginning to develop his vocabulary again and had passed an eye test for any standard two-year-old, "brain-injured or not".

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $70,000.

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