KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Nearly 100 medical professionals at the University of Kansas health system worked together this weekend to save a young boy who had a skewer stuck in his skull.

It is nearly unimaginable to think of how Gabrielle Miller must have felt when she saw her son's face on Saturday

Xavier, 10, had been in his treehouse in Harrisonville playing when a swarm of yellowjackets began to attack him and his friends.

As the boys scrambled to get down the ladder, Xavier fell onto a rotisserie skewer the boys had just found in a field and stuck into the ground.

"He looked at me and he goes, 'I'm dying mom. I can feel it,'" she said. "I go you're going to be OK and he goes, 'I want to see Jesus but I don't want to see him right now.'"

Doctors in Harrisonville moved Xavier to Children's Mercy and they immediately transferred him to the University of Kansas Health System.

Rather than sending him directly to surgery, doctors spent hours gathering information from brain surgeons - ENT's and other specialists - preparing for a surgery that was about as delicate as it could be.

Just one day after surgery, Xavier was playing his favorite football games on Xbox and resting very comfortably with a tiny Band-Aid on his face.

He could be playing football in just two more weeks.

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