AYAN Muddaser's mum says her son is showing encouraging signs as he continues to recover from a horror fall.
The two-year-old is currently in the intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital after plunging from an upstairs window at the family home in Shobnall Street, Burton.
Doctors decided that the tot should be anaesthetized before he was transferred by air ambulance.
Medical experts had so far been apprehensive about waking him up in fear that it could cause lasting damage.
However following a CT scan yesterday, they decided to go ahead and reduce the number of injections after they judged the swelling on his head had reduced.
Ayan's mum said that yesterday afternoon she asked doctors if he would be able to hear her and began saying his name.
She told the Mail: "I was calling his name and after a while he put his arms in the air. I was shocked, I couldn't believe it. His eyes weren't open and he put his arms down after a bit, but he's been doing it every now and then since.
"His breathing is still supported by a machine as he has a chest infection but he is doing extremely well so far, I'm so happy. The doctors are still concerned about what waking him up will do to his head, but we just want people to keep praying for him."
Messages of support from people throughout Burton and South Derbyshire have been posted on social media. Samina Sajid, who lives across the road from the Muddaser family on Shobnall Street, shared a photo of the youngster in hospital on Facebook.
She said: "I'm doing what I can for this little boy and seeing him like this breaks my heart."