3-month-old abused to 'brink of death' improving

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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three-month-old Addilyn is showing signs of improvement after being neglected and abused to the "brink of death," CBS affiliate WTVF reported.

Both her parents are charged in the case. The father, 30-year-old Michael Fisher, is charged with attempted first-degree murder. The mother, 27-year-old Brooklyn Tidwell, is charged with aggravated child neglect.

The Tennessee couple is accused of abusing the baby to the "brink of death." WTVF reports that, as of Feb. 11, she remained hospitalized.

According to WTVF, Tidwell has a history with the Department of Children's Services. The station reported that she had two of her other children removed from her home before Addilyn was born. You can read more about why she may not have been removed from the home as well, here.

Police said they were called to investigate Addilyn's case after the couple sought medical attention at Southern TN Regional Medical Center.

The affidavit claims Fisher abused the child to the "brink of death" and that the child sustained broken bones and suffers from internal organ and brain damage. Family members told WTVF that Addilyn sustained chest fractures and there are concerns about seizures; she may have swelling on the brain. She was placed in a drug-induced coma in hopes of reducing the swelling.

Tidwell was charged with neglect because she allegedly did not seek medical attention for the child.

The District Attorney says the prosecution will move forward against both parents.

Fisher's bond was set at $500,000, while Tidwell's was set for $50,000.