Robin Gibb Awakens From Coma – Confounds Doctors

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That miracles fans of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robin Gibb[/lastfm] have been praying for since he slipped into a coma last week came to be yesterday when he awoke leaving his doctors “confounded. His doctors say they have been “confounded” by his recovery since waking from a coma.  Robin’s physician Dr Andrew Thillainayagam said he was conscious, lucid and talking to his loved ones, at The London Clinic in central London.  He said the “exhausted” star had shown “extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength”. 

Dr Thillainayagam of Imperial College said his patient had “responded extremely well” to treatments by his team of surgeons.

Robin is fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones. He is breathing on his own, with an oxygen mask.  He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics. He is of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.”

The doctor said his immediate goal was to ensure his swallowing mechanism was safe enough to allow him to eat and drink.  He also said he hoped he would recover enough strength to breathe effectively, without needing high levels of oxygen by mask.  Once that happened, he may be able to be moved from the intensive care unit to the ward to begin the process of nutritional and physical rehabilitation, he added.  Dr Thillainayagam praised Gibb’s wife Dwina, and their children Robin-John, Spencer and Melissa for their “determination never to give up on him.  The road ahead for Robin remains uncertain but it is a privilege to look after such an extraordinary human being,” he said.  Gibb’s family, who have held a constant bedside vigil for him, have been playing his favorite music to try to rouse him.  His wife has revealed that he cried when she played him[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Roy Orbison[/lastfm]‘s 1962 song Crying.  Fellow[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Bee Gees[/lastfm] brother[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Barry Gibb[/lastfm] had also been singing to robin at his bedside.

Don’t tell me prayers aren’t answered.

And don’t tell that to the Gibb family.

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