The 5 year old boy being held underground has received medicines as his captivity continues this morning with no break in the case.
His parents are said to be "holding on by a thread" as hostage negotiators continue to communicate to the captor through a plastic tube.
Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, a Vietnam veteran described by authorities as a loner with anti-government suspicions and by neighbors as a paranoid menace, is suspected of taking the boy after storming his school bus Tuesday afternoon. School bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, was killed in an attempt to protect the children.
Dykes is said to have beaten a neighbor's dog to death with a pipe, and has, according to former neighbors, a reputation for angry outbursts and threats of violence.