Baby allegedly shaken by daycare provider still hospitalized

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Charleston - A baby remains in critical condition following an alleged baby shaking.

 

Piersen Eaker was rushed to the hospital on Friday, after being shaken by his daycare worker. According to the family's blog, doctors have said there is no additional bleeding or swelling on his brain at this time. He is also expected to be moved from the critical care floor to the pediatric floor tomorrow.

 

The family also shared, that Piersen will have to have surgery to insert a g-tube. Doctors and police believe his injuries are the result of being shaken.

 

Trisha Brant was taken into custody for the alleged shaking. Coles County State's Attorney Brian Bauer told WAND charges were expected this afternoon.

 

The incident happened at the "Treasured Tots Daycare" in Charleston. Brant remains in the custody of the Coles County Sheriff's Office. She is expected to make her first court appearance on Monday.  

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