CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — An infant blinded by a hunter's stray bullet that came through his living room window has returned to his Pennsylvania home after more than two months in the hospital.
Shayne Iverson's homecoming near Saltsburg on Wednesday was just in time for his mother's 31st birthday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/12HaVEG) reported.
"It was a pretty emotional night," Shayne's father, Jeremie Iverson, told the newspaper.
The 42-year-old Iverson was cuddling the boy, just 6 days old at time, on their couch on Sept. 25. Shayne was in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh ever since.
"I know he's a little baby, but to me, I think he knows he's home," Iverson said.
Doctors have said the boy likely survived because the bullet that hit his head exited through his eye socket rather than hitting his brain.
Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty has said the hunter had an agricultural deer control permit.
No charges have been filed, though investigators were reviewing whether game regulations or other laws were violated.
Although he's home, Shayne still faces more surgeries.
"We're taking it one day at a time," Jeremie Iverson said.
Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com