Toddler appears to be recovering, family friend says

A toddler who fell out of the window at his parents’ apartment is apparently recovering.

A close friend of the family’s said he visited the family in Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University on Monday night. Nirmal Jha, who identified the toddler as Abhishant Ranabhat, said the 18-month-old was moving around and opening his eyes.

The boy was in critical condition after falling 21 feet from a third-story window on Sunday. San Mateo police Lt. Mike Brunicardi said the toddler apparently climbed onto a piece of furniture and leaned against the window screen, which then gave way.

Jha said the parents were still devastated when he saw them at the hospital Monday.

“They were very sad, they were crying,” he said. “But I think his condition is good and we pray to God that nothing is wrong with him.”

Jha said he’d been told they were hoping to move the child out of the intensive care unit to the general ward in a couple of days.

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