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Indiana grandparents charged after infant grandson hospitalized with horrific injuries

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Heath Alan Kimberlin and Pearl Elizabeth Holland

The grandparents of an infant in Greenfield, Indiana are behind bars after they brought the 6-week-old boy to the hospital with multiple brain bleeds and several broken bones.

ABC Action News reported Isaiah Kimberlin was rushed to the Hancock Regional Hospital in cardiac arrest. From there he was flown to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis because doctors were unable to stabilize him.

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It was there that they discovered two serious brain bleeds with multiple broken ribs, an injury to his cervical spine and a broken leg. The baby’s situation was so severe he was put in the “extreme intensive care unit.” Doctors concluded the injuries couldn’t have been accidental and exhibited signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The brain injuries are also thought to have happened at different times and the leg fracture likely happened the week before.

The baby was also severely dehydrated and was given intravenous fluids. Putting the IV in was like “trying to put a needle in the vein of a deceased person,” the doctor said about the severity.

Grandparents Heath Alan Kimberlin and Pearl Elizabeth Holland were taken into custody on charges of neglect resulting in serious bodily injury. The infant’s parents are both juveniles. All four claimed they didn’t know how the boy got the injuries.

Child Protective Services has taken over custody of the child and a guardianship hearing is scheduled for next week.

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Doctors warn that the boy is in for a long recovery and “his neurological prognosis is unknown and he is at risk of permanent neurological disability due to his injuries.”

It’s estimated that 1,000-3,000 U.S. children suffer from Shaken Baby Syndrome each year.


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