The 8-year-old boy, who was on life support, remains in the hospital and is in critical condition but "improving daily," said Marissa Gonzales of Child Protective Services. He has a broken arm and other injuries, his aunt said. His 6-year-old brother is already in foster care.
Their mother, Khandi Busby, remains jailed on charges of injury to a child and attempted murder. Her bond was set at $2 million.
Witnesses say she threw her sons March 12 from an overpass 22 feet onto Interstate 30 traffic lanes during morning rush-hour traffic, then jumped over herself.
John Turner, Busby's father, said he witnessed his daughter throw the boys over the railing before leaping after them. The whole incident took about four seconds, he said.
Busby tossed the older brother first, then the younger and "then she went over head first," Turner said. "I was speechless."
Turner said his daughter was diagnosed as bipolar last year and had recently stopped taking her medication. The night before the incident, he tried to get her committed to a psychiatric center but was turned away because she didn't have proper insurance coverage.
"Things happen, people get depressed and sometimes if you don't know how to bounce back and you don't have the support you need, you just lose it," said her sister Khalilah Busby. "She was out of her mind."
The judge's temporary custody order keeps the boys, ages 6 and 8, in foster care under the authority of Child Protective Services. A status hearing on their custody is scheduled for May 27.