A family is hoping for the best after their 8-year-old daughter suddenly suffered a brain aneurysm while playing with friends.
According to KTRK, Holly Schaub, 8, is currently at Dallas Children’s Hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm.
Holly’s mother, Carla Resendiz, told Inside Edition that Holly was playing in the living room of her grandmother’s home Monday night when she suddenly began to scream. Moments earlier, she was roughhousing with her sister and some friends.
“She came running to my mom and she was screaming that her head hurt and she was squeezing the side of her head,” Resendiz told Inside Edition.
KTRK reports she told her grandmother to call 911 because “she didn’t want to die.”
By the time the ambulance arrived, Holly had collapsed and suffered a seizure. She stopped breathing on the way to a hospital.
Since being hospitalized, Holly has faced many complications, including a lung infection and blood pressure issues.
Last week, Resendiz shared a video showing Holly responding to her questions by nodding, shaking her head and squeezing her hand.
When Resendiz asked Holly if she’d like chocolate pudding for breakfast, Holly nodded. When asked if she wanted broccoli, Holly shook her head vigorously.
When Resendiz asked if she loved her, Holly squeezed her hand tight.
Resendiz was thrilled by her daughter’s enthusiastic response, saying it was, “The happiest day of my life.”
Resendiz said the ordeal has been especially hard on Holly’s 6-year-old sister.
“She’s taking it hard,” their mother said. “Last night, she was crying that she wanted her sister back.”
The family isn’t sure what comes next. They started a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical costs.