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Hospitalized Frazee teen up and talking

The Frazee teen whose heart stopped at school last week is walking around and talking, his mother said.

Brady Breitenfeldt, a 16-year-old junior at Frazee High School, lost consciousness while in class on Jan. 14. Two teachers performed CPR on Brady, and his heart was restarted using a defibrillator.

Brady was transported to MeritCare's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where he regained consciousness Sunday.

Beth Breitenfeldt, Brady's mother, said that there wasn't any brain damage.

"The doctors said he's OK," she said.

She said Brady's doctors told her that everyone who helped him did their jobs well, from the teachers performing CPR to the EMTs.

The plan is to take Brady to the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital next week for more tests.

"We need answers," Breitenfeldt said.

She said Brady has passed out approximately eight times in the past, but his heart never stopped.

"He would seem to have flu-like symptoms for a few days and then feel fine," Breitenfeldt said.

With Brady on the Frazee High School wrestling team, she thought it was curious that something like last week's incident didn't happen before.

She said Brady is starting to get back to his old self.

"He's getting mouthy," Breiftenfeldt said jokingly.

He's asked for his cell phone so he can talk to friends.

With a trip to the Twin Cities probably taking place next week, Breitenfeldt said hopefully the cause of Brady's heart problems could be found.

"We want to move on from this," she said.