DETROIT (WWJ) – Two-year-old Damian Sutton was listed critical condition Friday morning at Children’s Hospital in Detroit after police say he suffered terrible abuse at the hands of Ronald Dimambro.

Sunday afternoon members of Damien Sutton’s family gathered outside of Children’s Hospital in Detroit and said their son had made it though the intense surgery.

They told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher that swelling on his brain was the reason for the surgery.

Damien’s dad Timothy was wearing a tee-shirt with a picture of his son on it. His dad is hopeful for his son’s progress.

“The chances of him going into surgery, we had to worry about infection and the bleeding – all of that stuff, all the negatives … just knowing that … he made it through,” said Timothy Sutton.

Now his dad says it’s a waiting game since his son is in a medically induced coma.

A 26-year-old Macomb County man has been charged with first degree child abuse, accused of severely beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Dimambro, who eventually turned himself in, admitted that he shook the boy roughly and then threw him.

According to Damien’s father, Timothy Sutton, Dimambro had initially claimed the boy had had an asthma attack.

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