Child who fell still in ICU

Freedom Newspapers

PORTALES — A 10-month-old Portales boy was still in intensive care Wednesday in a Lubbock hospital after falling from a balcony.

Dominic Roy fell 9 1/2 feet onto a sidewalk early Tuesday afternoon at his family’s residence at 620 Ave. E in Portales. He is the son of Jeremy and Kristen Roy of Portales.

According to the child’s grandmother, Cinda Barringer, Dominic was still in intensive care and doing better, however, doctors were still watching his condition closely.

“Right now the baby is still in ICU with a blood clot on the brain and a fractured skull,” said Barringer. “He’s coherent and responds well to family members. He’s definitely a tough little guy.”

According to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, his department is still awaiting more information from medical authorities before he closes the report. That information was delayed, according to Berry, until the child’s condition had stabilized.