Izaiah Wallis is recovering and doing well after he was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Rady Children’s Hospital on Wednesday for an emergency surgical procedure.
The child, known as Baby Izaiah, was awake and doing so well on Friday that doctors took him off strong medications. His parents said he smiled almost instantly after waking up.
Baby Izaiah captured the hearts of San Diegans after getting hit by a drunk driver in 2010.
He was being pushed by his grandfather in a stroller when an SUV plowed into them on a sidewalk in Oceanside. The 17-year-old driver was drunk, and the accident left Izaiah blind and paralyzed.