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Wyatt Hill recovering from Shaken Baby Syndrome

Published: Mar. 12, 2017 at 9:19 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 at 1:18 PM CST
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MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) - It's been a painful past few months for Wyatt Hill and his parents Jonathan and Shelby.

They say most kids his age should be walking by now. One thing they miss about him is his smile. However, slow and sure signs of recovery recently have given them something to smile about.

"He's defying the odds every day. Compared to what they told us," said Jonathan.

It has been a rocky last few months for the Hill family.  Wyatt's been to the hospital three different times with seizures.

"He was having like 15 seizures a day. They would last about five to seven minutes," says Shelby.

Doctors at Norton's Hospital in Louisville told his parents the damage was so severe all Wyatt could do was breathe.

Wyatt has a shunt going all the way from his brain to his chest. He's spending most of his time asleep.

"They pretty much told us he would be a vegetable and would live with a feeding tube in his stomach if we didn't want him to live like that, we could put the feeding tube in," Jonathan said.

However, they didn't want him to live like that; they still saw some fight in their little survivor.

"The day after, they told us this, he was smiling," Jonathan said.

Wyatt passed all his tests and found a not so subtle way to show everyone he's still worth fighting for.

"He threw a fit, and I was like, there's no way we can give up on him," Jonathan told us.

He's talking, smiling, and he can see again. It's something that puts a smile back on his parents' faces.

Wyatt's parents say he will stay on seizure medicine for the rest of his life. As far as his vision goes, the family will go back to the hospital to fit the little guy for glasses.

The man accused of assaulting him, Bobby Rushing, will be back in court March 23 for mediation.

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