A Farmington family enjoyed a particularly merry Christmas this year, with their 2-year-old daughter home and relatively unharmed less than a week after she stabbed herself in the eye with a screwdriver.
Teagan Gislason returned home on Christmas Eve after nearly a week at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Her father, Neil Gislason, said that she hurt herself near the end of a church service at St. Paul's Lutheran in Cannon Falls.
He was with his three daughters at the church when Teagan, who he said was feeling restless, wandered into a room where children have adult supervision during the church service. The girl found a screwdriver, he said, and another adult saw it sticking out of her left eye.
An x-ray showed the screwdriver penetrated her eye socket, five centimeters into her brain. Doctors took four hours to remove it.
A week later, Teagan is home with her family. Her vision appears to be fine, and her only mark is a scar on her eyelid.
"She's our Christmas miracle," said Katie Gislason, Teagan's mother.
With news video.