UPDATE: Grandmother Confirms Thrown Infant's Recovery
Carmelo Sears could leave the hospital as early as Monday morning, according to a Facebook page associated with the family.
UPDATE: The Boston Globe reports that Sears's grandmother, Charlene Nickerson, has confirmed the baby is off of life support and has been bottle-feeding.
A Facebook page that claims to speak on behalf of the Sears family announced a seemingly "miraculous" recovery over the weekend.
Seven-week-old Carmelo Sears could come home as early as Monday morning, according to a statement reportedly made by his mother, Crystle, to the page's followers Saturday.
The infant sustained multiple skull fractures last Thursday, after he was allegedly thrown onto a sidewalk by his father, Edward Carlos, 33, of Melrose, during a domestic dispute in Malden.
While attempts to verify the statement with the family were unsucessful Sunday, the page is “liked” by Sears and a number of her Facebook friends, and includes supportive comments made from her personal account. It lists no public administrators or contact information.
“It is a miracle,” Sears's is quoted as writing in all capital letters to the page's supporters. “I came back yesterday and (Carmelo) was off all of the machines and support.”
The 23-year-old mother added doctors said her son had “almost fully recovered” and that he may be released as early as today.
“The docs can't explain (it),” she said, adding that she felt her supporters' prayers “were working.”
The infant's grandmother, Charlene Nickerson, seemed to foreshadow the reportedly quick recovery last Friday, when she said doctors told the family babies Carmelo's age can make “remarkable recoveries.”
At the time, the newborn was attached to a ventilator and feeding tube, listed in critical condition at Mass General.
The prayer page itself, started shortly after the attack was reported to police last Thursday, had over 3,000 followers Monday morning, and included comments of support and prayer from all over the world.