And we doctors thought it was a hopeless case
On 4th December 2018 we reported on this website about a young patient who was admitted to hospital with an extreme oxygen deficiency. The extreme cramps led us to believe he had suffered irreversible brain damage. On 1st December Gladys Illescas kneeled at his hospital bed and prayed: “God, if this young man leaves this hospital walking on his own legs, I will organise his next birthday party!” The next morning the young boy woke up and greeted Dr Martina John saying “Muchas Gracias” (thank you).
The 13th birthday party took place last Sunday and Gladys, keeping her promise, organised everything. Jose has absolutely no lasting damage from his accident late last year and is a normal healthy teenager. Back then none of us doctors had dared pray for recovery, never mind for a complete recovery. We admire and are thankful for Gladys who did pray. From a medical perspective Jose’s case is absolutely inexplicable: for 30 minutes he was stuck head first in a hole in the earth. We doctors learn that without oxygen the first brain cells die after 10 minutes. Once Jose was in hospital and having seen the clinical picture and done the medical tests we feared a neurological catastrophe.
May Jose never forget that he was given his second life in December 2018. /KDJ