Doctors have started to bring Joan Rivers out of the medically-induced coma she was placed in following her hospitalization on Aug. 28, amid fears that she could be left in a vegetative state, a new report claims.
Joan Rivers’ family is waiting to see how the 81-year-old comedienne responds after doctors started trying to pull her out of a medically-induced coma on Aug. 31, according to a new report. The comedienne was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords and went into cardiac arrest. Since then, she’s been dependent on life support treatment.
Joan Rivers’ Coma: Doctors Bringing Comedian Out Of Medically-Induced Coma
Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City began to lift Joan, who joked about having a “little procedure” the night before going into cardiac arrest, from her medically induced coma on Aug. 31, New York Daily News reports.
“The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source told the outlet. “There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair.”
Melissa released an earlier statement on Aug. 29 about her mother’s condition. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” she said, according to Daily Mail. “Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
Joan Rivers’ Health: All Decisions To Be Made By Melissa Rivers
As expected, Melissa is very worried about her mother. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY that Melissa will make all decisions concerning her mother’s health. “It is a bit of hysteria right now and, to be expected, Melissa is freaking out,” our source said. “The long weekend is going to be very challenging and trying.”
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Joan and her family during this difficult time. We’re all hoping Joan makes a full recovery.
— Avery Thompson