And Gladys Illescas must throw a party
For us doctors it is an incredible situation to experience. The young patient, who a couple of days ago suffered acutely from lack of oxygen, is responsive. At 11 o’clock he greeted Dr Martina John with the words “Gracias” (thank you). The aggressive seizures the boy had suffered during his first night in the hospital had caused us to fear the worst: irreparable brain damage.
On Saturday Gladys Illescas knelt next to his bed and prayed that God do nothing less than a miracle. “God, we will make the following deal: if this boy walks out of our hospital without external support, then I myself will personally organise his birthday party next week!” Now it is Gladys’ turn to fulfil her part of the bargain. After such an unexpected and wonderful turn of events we are sure that many people will come to the boy’s birthday celebration.