Schoolboy Euan Hird has headed back to the classroom after nearly losing his foot when a holiday turned to nightmare.
The six-year-old, from Carnforth, is doing well after facing possible amputation when his foot became trapped in the bottom step of an escalator in South Africa.
For three hours mum Nishala had to sit Euan on her lap, at the Gateway shopping centre in Durban, to avoid further injuries to his leg.
Nishala, dad Will and sister Zara are grateful to have Euan back in one piece but admit his recovery will be a slow one.
Nishala said: “Euan is still wheelchair-bound, there is a lot of damage to his foot so it will take a while until he is back on his feet.
“His foot was completely crushed so there is nerve damage and circulation issues.
“At the moment the bones in his foot are setting so the main thing is to keep him moving.
“In his self he is still quite bubbly but it has affected him, the trauma of it all, he still remembers.
“Emotionally it has took its toll, he is quite weepy but these things will take time.
“It is going to be a slow progress.”
Although the incident has shook the family they are determined more than ever to get Euan back into a normal routine.
Euan was due to go go back to Wilson Endowed School in Over Kellet on yesterday Nishala said: “He is such a brave boy.”