Morgan investigator gored by bull continues wait for transplant
The Morgan County investigator who was severely injured after being gored by his bull in August is still waiting for a small intestine transplant.
Caleb Brooks, an investigator with the Special Victims Unit, was set for transplant surgery Friday in Ohio, but according to a post on Facebook made by his wife Madeline, the donated organ was not suitable.
“Unfortunately, our transplant team didn’t like the small intestine from the donor. We are experiencing a ‘dry run,’” the post reads. “This is something that is common with transplant. Caleb will be discharged from the hospital and he will still be actively awaiting a small intestine.”
Brooks was injured while working on his farm in Somerville when a 2-year-old bull attacked him. After being slammed into a tree by the animal, he was able to escape and jump the fence to safety.
Brooks underwent several surgeries in an attempt to save the intestine, but the damage was irreparable.
His wife frequently posts updates on a public Facebook page called “Our Journey #Praying4Brooks.” Nearly 5,000 people follow the page.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has held several events since August to raise funds for family, and as of Monday, a GoFundMe page has raised $33,955 of a $35,000 goal that will help cover Brooks’ healthcare costs.