Daniel Gerson, the four-month-old baby who had allegedly been shaken by his child carer two weeks ago and suffered bleeding in the brain and serious injuries, was discharged from Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva and sent home on Thursday in the arms of his grateful parents Idan and Liron.
The baby, to whose name was added “Haim” for “life,” still has a long way to go through rehabilitation, but he is much improved, said his doctors. The ultra-Orthodox family had asked everyone to pray for this recovery.
Dr. Elhanan Nahum, head of Schneider’s intensive care unit, said he remembered the day that Daniel arrived. “We were very worried. Today, it’s almost unbelievable how he looks today. There is no doubt that in the future, he will be his own self again.” Prof. Shai Ashkenazi, head of the pediatrics A department in the hospital, said he was “overjoyed to see Daniel Haim go home -- a healthy and smiling baby. We wish the family much joy.”
The 53-year-old head of a home childcare facility who has been accused of “shaking” the baby to get him to stop crying was remanded; years ago, she was convicted of child abuse involving a five-year-old toddler she took care of in her home.