Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day Miracle!

This is a picture of Maria, a 48-year-old woman who suffered a severe stroke. Her family feared the worst when doctors told them that there was nothing that could be done for her. She was on life support, so her husband, four children and future son-in-law gathered around her bedside. Maria's husband, Steve, played their wedding song, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers.

Her 20-year-old daughter, Krystie, explained: "My mum was touching death's door. My dad took me and my three brothers and fiancé to kiss my mum goodbye for the last time.

"After undergoing a major operation on her brain, my family was told to 'plan for the worst and hope for the best' as her life hung in the balance."

"Dad downloaded their wedding songs onto his phone and played them to mum with tears rolling from his face onto hers. This broke my heart."

Steve played several of the couple's wedding songs hoping it might revive his wife after doctors warned them that her prospects were bleak.

Steve said, "I took the kids in to say goodbye. That was the worst thing I have ever done in my life."

Miraculously the next day Maria began to show signs of regaining consciousness.

Krystie said, "The day after, she started to move her right arm and a couple of days after this she started nodding. After ten days in the intensive care unit, she was breathing without a ventilator, talking and sipping water."

Doctors at King's College Hospital admitted Maria and she underwent brain surgery. Maria has now been moved to a specialist stroke rehabilitation center and has been able to return home for brief periods.

Kyrstie said, "To come as far as she has, the doctors and consultants have called her a 'miracle' and she's our miracle."

The family says Maria has come on in leaps and bounds since her medication was changed, and although the left side of her body is still weak, she is improving. Steve added, "No one has actually said what Maria's prognosis is long-term, but three medical professionals have each said she is a miracle."

I'm so happy things have turned out so well for Maria, Steve and their family, especially since things seemed so bleak. I'm sure tomorrow will be an extra special Mother's Day for Maria and her family!


Julie said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'm so glad Maria came out of the coma & is getting better.

It sounds like this family are from here in the UK. We had Mother's Day in March. It's still lovely tho that you have posted this today.

I hope your Mum has a lovely Mother's Day tommorow. Please tell her hi from me:)

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