Minneapolis toddler who fell 11 floors expected to survive
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-month old boy who fell 11 stories from a Minneapolis high-rise
is expected to survive.
The Star Tribune reports doctors, family and community members are dubbing Musa Dayib "the miracle baby," but the toddler still must recover from some very severe injuries, including fractures and a concussion. He's in critical but stable condition.
Dr. Tina Slusher, from the Hennepin County Medical Center, says an adult may have not survived the fall but kids are more flexible and pliable. He also landed on a small patch of mulch.
Abdirizak Bihi knows the family and says the child's mother was running errands Sunday evening while his father watched the boy and his 3-year-old sister. He says the father had gone briefly into another room when the boy apparently slipped through the rails of a balcony.