Toddler on the improve

Last updated 05:00 08/03/2014
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RECOVERING: Caleb Skinner

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Two-year-old Masterton boy Caleb Skinner, who suffered severe injuries during an alleged assault, is slowly recovering in Auckland's Starship children's hospital. 

Masterton beneficiary advocate Trevor MacKiewicz, who is fielding calls on behalf of Caleb's parents, said the toddler was now out of intensive care.

He had been transferred to a room where his mother Joanne Smith or father Darryl Skinner were able to be with him constantly.

''He is speaking a bit but not as good as one would expect. There's still a long way to go to recover sufficiently so they can do MRI scans to see how much brain damage has been done," Mr MacKiewicz said.

A 39-year-old man, who has name suppression, is due to appear in court again this week on charges of assaulting Caleb.

Mr MacKiewicz said donations had started coming in to a trust fund established to help Caleb and his family.

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