• Child recovering after falling 40 feet into well


    CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - The little girl who fell down a Carroll County well last week is still hospitalized but getting better every day.

    Megan Winters, 7, is recovering at Childrens Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston and her mom says her spirits are good and her pain manageable.

    "She's not even acknowledging it. She's not even asking for medication so they're just kind of playing by ear, letting us know what she needs," said Melissa Winters.

    Megan fell into a well visiting her grandmother on Dec. 30. Megan broke both legs and several other bones.

    "She will tell you exactly what happened to her. Tell you how long she was down there. Tell you about the firemen who came down and got her. She knows," Winters said.

    Her mom said the family will be forever grateful to those firefighters and for the public outpouring of support.

    The fall caused swelling of Megan's brain. Her mom said so far her brain function seems normal. She's talking and even made a stuffed puppy Friday in the hospital playroom. Her arm and one leg remain in casts. Her right eye is swollen and very sensitive to light.

    "She opened her eyes all the way she can actually see almost perfectly out of both eyes and we will wait for the swelling to go down on the right side to see exactly where we're going to stand," Winters said.

    Doctors expect to move Megan from Egleston to Scottish Rite in the next day or so. They said she'll need two or three weeks of treatment and rehab.

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