WATERBURY -- The condition of a 5-month-old boy who police say was violently shaken by his father has improved from critical to fair condition, a spokesman with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center said Monday.
Jayden Cruz was flown to the Hartford hospital late last month after doctors at Waterbury Hospital suspected the boy was the victim of shaken-baby syndrome.
He remained in critical condition for at least a week. Although his condition has improved, he still remains hospitalized after more than 20 days in medical care.
Shaken-baby syndrome, according to the National Institutes of Health, can lead to permanent brain damage or even death. So far, Jayden's condition has not changed since he was admitted to the center.