Denham Springs football player hospitalized during practice


DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – As practice was coming to an end, a Denham Springs football player was taken to the hospital on September 15, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools.

In a Facebook post by Lee Ann Watson, a Junior at Denham Springs High School, Remy Hidalgo, had a heat stroke.

Hidalgo arrived at Our Lady of the Lake with a 106 temperature. The football player’s loved one’s took to Facebook to share the following:

“They think he has some sort of brain damage. His blood pressure keeps dropping. They are having to give him lots of fluids and potassium and electrolytes. They think he may have some intestinal and kidney damage. He has had some seizures. They are trying to get him stable to transfer him to New Orleans but they have to stabilize him,” Hidalgo’s mother, Ashley shared.

The student-athlete remains in hospital care on September 16. Hidalgo has been transported to Childrens Hospital in New Orleans, where he will be hooked up to an ECHMO machine where he can rest all his organs and his body.

Lee Ann Watson says the family is seeking prayers for Remy’s recovery.

“His mom gave me permission to post this because we need your prayers. We KNOW & trust that our God can heal Remy. Please keep Remy, his family & our DSHS family in your prayers.I will provide updates, as i have them,” the Facebook post continues.

Three trainers were present during the team’s practice and all responded immediately to the incident, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools.


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