Friday October 9th, 2015 1:44PM

Parents get good news about injured toddler

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) The parents of a toddler hospitalized after being struck by a falling tree branch say he's making progress in his recovery -- and doctors now expect him to survive.

Stacy Halstead told Atlanta television stations that doctors this week told her that 2-year-old Tripp Halstead is "on this side of survival."

Authorities said the boy was on the playground of his day care center in Winder when the tree limb crashed onto a fence and then struck him. The limb reportedly was 12 to 14 feet long and likely weighed several hundred pounds.

Tripp remains in a medically-induced comma at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Bill Halstead, Tripp's father, said he's been on "Cloud 9" since doctors on Tuesday told the parents they expect the boy to survive.

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