DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It looks like a severely beaten two-year old Dallas child could soon be released from the hospital.
When Joselyn Cedillo was first admitted to Children’s Medical Center a week ago she was in critical condition and there were doubts she would pull through.
Now officials with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) confirm the toddler has recovered enough that she may be released as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
The little girl’s mother, Elizabeth Escalona, is accused of gluing her daughter’s hands to a wall, kicking her in the stomach and beating her. The child’s grandmother found her unresponsive, and took her to the hospital.
Escalona, 22, remains in jail on $500,000 bond, facing felony charges of injury to a child.
A hearing was held Wednesday morning to decide what will happen to the injured toddler and Escalona’s other three children.
“The judge decided that the two-year-old girl and her three siblings will remain in foster care for now,” explained Marissa Gonzales, with CPS.
There are two different fathers among the four children and both have made custody inquiries. “We will be doing home studies on each of the fathers, so that the judge can take a look at them and decide whether of not the children might be able to be placed with them sometime in the future,” Gonzales said.
Background checks are also being performed on the men.
CPS officials said they were not aware of any other reports of abuse involving the children.