Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, an 18-year-old boy from Telangana 'woke up' days after he was declared as "brain dead" after he slipped into a coma for more than a week. His mother noticed that the boy was still alive even as the family was making preparations for the funeral.
The teenager, Gandham Kiran, is a college student from Pillalamarri village of Suryapet district in Telangana.
His mother, Saidamma, reportedly noticed tears flowing from the corner of his eyes while she was mourning his "death."
Saidamma told an English daily that she immediately alerted her friends and relatives who called a medical practitioner to examine the boy.
“He told us that my son’s pulse was still beating and appreciated us for not removing the ventilator,” the mother told the daily.
Following the discovery of the boy being alive, the villagers reportedly rushed him to the hospital in Suryapet again. The doctors at the hospital treated the teenager under the guidance of medical experts from Hyderabad.
After the treatment, Kiran returned to his senses in three days and even started talking, though in a low tone, his mother said. She informed that her son was discharged on Sunday, following which the family has continued the treatment as per doctor's advice.
On June 26, the college student had complained of high fever and vomiting, following which he was taken to a government hospitalm, where the doctors diagnosed that he had severe hepatitis.
“Kiran’s condition turned critical on June 28 and following the doctors’ advice, we shifted him to a corporate hospital in Hyderabad. There, he slipped into a coma and on July 3, the doctors told us that my son is brain-dead and there were no chances of his survival,” his mother told the daily.
Despite the doctors' suggestions to take him off life support and take his body home, Saidamma declined to do so. She said that she intended for her son to breathe his last at their house in the village.
"So, we brought him home along with the life-support system late in the evening," Saidamma was quoted as saying.
While Saidamma brought her son who was in a vegetative state back home, the relatives had started making arrangements for the funeral.
They had put up banners, erected a tent and had arranged for firewood for the funeral pyre.
However, as luck would have it, Kiran came ‘back to life’ even as the funeral preparations were being made.
The boy’s father had passed away in 2005 of ill-health.
Courtesy: Times Now
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