Isaac Naranjo is facing a long road of rehabilitation and recovery, but his mother, Twila Brotherton, said he was showing signs of improvement on Tuesday.

A Boonville boy is recovering after a tree branch snapped and fell on his head while he was shoveling snow on Saturday.

Isaac Naranjo, 12, had a fracture in his skull from the base to the top of his head, which hasn’t required surgery. Doctors also found two, small areas where his brain was bleeding, and a hematoma. He has been falling in and out of sleep, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help with Isaac’s recovery costs.

Isaac is facing a long road of rehabilitation and recovery, but his mother, Twila Brotherton, said he was showing signs of improvement on Tuesday. She said said he was able to take two bites of a popsicle on his own on Tuesday. He was also able to drink water and ginger ale and eat a few bites of ice cream.

Brotherton said on Facebook that Isaac was able to eat more ice cream Wednesday morning. With help, he was able to walk around in the early afternoon. He was able to eat small amounts of food and drink Pedialite and Gatorade on Wednesday, and was taken off of intravenous fluids.

Isaac was being transferred to the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital late Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to move into the Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital in a few days, Brotherton said on Facebook.