MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was gored by a bull in August was scheduled to receive a small intestine transplant Friday morning, but the surgery was postponed.
Caleb Brooks, an investigator with the MCSO Special Victim’s Unit, was gored by his family’s bull in August while off duty.
Brooks and his family headed to the Cleveland Clinic for transplant evaluation a week after the injury and returned home in early September.
They expected for Brooks to be added to the waiting list for a small intestine transplant in October.
Friday morning, Brooks’ wife Madeline posted in the Facebook group Our Journey #Praying4Brooks that he would receive the transplant around 9 a.m.
“Surgery will start around 9 this morning. Keep those prayers coming!”Madeline Brooks, Our Journey #Praying4Brooks
But about an hour later, Madeline posted that the surgery was postponed and Caleb was discharged because surgeons were not happy with the donor intestine. She said the issue was a common one and that they would wait for another donor.
A GoFundMe and the Caleb Brooks Donation Fund (at any Redstone Federal Credit Union) are still open and taking donations for Brooks’ family.