Woman wakes from 16-year catatonic state
Wednesday, January 5, 2000
ALBUQUERQU _ For 16 years, a 42-year-old female was said to have been unresponsive to the world -unable to Speak, swallow or move much. On Christmas Eve, she suddenly snapped back to consciousness.
“Don’t do that,” she blurted out when nurses were trying to fix her nursing home bed on Dec. 24.
Doctors cannot explain why this lady awakened from the catatonic state she slipped into while delivering her fourth child. According to this newspaper report, doctors said her condition was caused by a blood clot that lodged in her lung and caused her to stop breathing during a Caesarean Section.
Regarding her medical condition, her speech is said to be clear, but still limited. Her hands which had been clenched tightly for 16 years have loosened. She is said to be speaking her children names, catching up on family developments and spending a lot of time watching her children.
At this time, report is that she is being driven up into the mountains to breathe the fresh air. She has been wheeled around a shopping mall. On Monday, she was said to have pointed to her new running shoes and said: “I’m going to run.”
“I just went up to her and gave her a hug, and she gave me a hug back,” the oldest child was quoted saying to the newspaper.
Her mother reportedly said, “It was a Christmas Miracle from God.”
Information Source: Newspaper
January 05, 2000
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