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‘My baby is fine thanks to God’

FALL FROM PORCH: The humble home of two-month-old Revolino John-Williams in Point Fortin. Last Sunday, baby Revolino’s mother Shada tripped while she was holding him and the baby fell from the porch, landing seven feet below to the ground. Photo by Vashti Singh
FALL FROM PORCH: The humble home of two-month-old Revolino John-Williams in Point Fortin. Last Sunday, baby Revolino’s mother Shada tripped while she was holding him and the baby fell from the porch, landing seven feet below to the ground. Photo by Vashti Singh

BY Monday, doctors at San Fernando General Hospital are expected to remove bandages from the leg of two-month-old Revolino John-Williams to determine whether he is well enough to be sent home.

Medical sources described the extent of the baby’s injuries as “non-life threatening” saying staff are continuing to carefully monitor him. The baby remained warded in stable condition with a fractured left leg. The leg is bandaged and in a sling. The right leg is also in a sling, both in a raised position.

The baby’s mother Shada Bermudez, 25, was carrying him in her arms from downstairs to upstairs on Sunday at about 2 pm when she stumbled over a board barrier in the gallery. The mother of four who lives at Warden Road, Point Fortin, fell to the ground. The baby pitched over a bannister and landed on the ground more than seven-feet below.

In shock and with bruises to her right elbow and leg, Bermudez ran downstairs and picked up the child. A neighbour took the mother and baby to the Point Fortin Area Hospital and they were later transferred to the SFGH.

“He was wrapped in a blanket. At first, Revolino was calm and not crying then I saw blood. I was in shock when it happened. God was with my baby. Doctors are giving him Panadol medicine and he is doing fine. He is not critical or anything like that,” Bermudez said.

Wearing a onsie with the words “Handsome like Daddy”, the baby was smiling and cooing on the bed yesterday. Baby Revolino is the youngest of her children. Gazing at the smiling baby, Bermudez thanked God for “saving” Revolino from serious injuries and death.

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