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Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib suffered a broken spine and ribs as well as a concussion and a punctured lung. Musa’s relatives believe he slipped through the balcony’s railing Sunday evening.
Hennepin County Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hill says the boy was in critical but stable condition Wednesday.
Dr. Tina Slusher of the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit tells the Star Tribune that Musa landed on a small patch of mulch. Slusher says “it’s a real gift from God” that the boy survived.
“If you and I fell that far, we would be dead,” she said. “He’s a baby and … he happened to land on a very small patch of mulchy area…. They tend to be more flexible and pliable than you and I would be.