Two-year-old Damian Sutton out of emergency surgery as family & friends pray for his recovery

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The family of 2-year-old Damian Sutton has received his test results and tell 7 Action News that the next 48 hours will be critical.

On Sunday, the family tells us they thought Damian's condition was improving after he underwent an emergency surgery to help alleviate the pressure on his brain.

Damian was rushed into surgery Sunday morning after a CT Scan showed massive swelling. The surgery was to remove the right side of his skull in an attempt to relieve the pressure caused by swelling of his brain.

Family told us after the surgery that it appeared Damian was taking some breaths between getting help from the respirator, but just an hour ago, the family was called back to the hospital with bad news.

Doctors told the family that Damian was 80 percent brain dead.

At this point, we're told that the family is having serious quality of life discussions.

"The doctors told us he will be in a hospital bed for the rest of his life on a breathing machine, so whether or not his parents choose to do that, we don't know yet," said Damian's great aunt, Cora Leibowitz.

Sutton is the little boy that has captured the hearts of so many people. His bright blue eyes and innocent smile. It's those images Damian Sutton's dad is holding onto, not the images of the broken little boy laying in a hospital bed, fighting for his life. 

Damian has been in a medically induced coma since Wednesday. 

His mother's boyfriend, 26-year-old Ronald Anthony Dimambro, is charged with first degree child abuse. Dimambro was babysitting Damian when his injuries happened. 

He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Family members and friends continue their around the clock prayer vigil. 

A fundraiser was held Saturday evening in Warren to help with the toddler's medical expenses. Damian is being treated at Children's Hospital and is listed in critical condition.

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