Woman wakes up from month-long coma to breastfeed her daughter when the girl told her she was hungry as she sat by her mother’s bedside in Argentina
- Woman who was in a coma for one month woke up after daughter asked to be fed
- 42-year-old left in a vegetative state following a violent assault on a motorbike
- A man, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of being linked with the assault
This 42-year-old woman who was in a vegetative state for a month after being assaulted reportedly woke up to breastfeed her youngest daughter who was asking to be fed.
The incident took place in the city of San Francisco, in the northern Argentina province of Cordoba, when mother Maria Laura Ferreyra woke up after spending 30 days in a vegetative state.
Local media report she had been assaulted as she was getting off a motorbike and due to the violent assault, she fell and hit her head on the ground.
Mother Maria Laura Ferreyra reportedly woke up after spending 30 days in a vegetative state when her youngest daughter asked to be fed
Ferreyra pictured with her husband Martin Delgado and youngest daughter before the incident
Doctors told the family that Ferreyra was at risk of suffering brain death and even suggested to them that they donate her organs.
Martin Delgado, her husband, said that those words ‘were very hard’ for everybody but says he had faith in the fact that everything was going to be fine, and that his wife was going to wake up.
Fifteen days later a medical test showed that the mother of their three children had neurological activity but she was not awake.
Doctors told the family that Ferreyra was at risk of suffering brain death and even suggested them to donate her organs
Ferreyra picuted with her partner before she was left in a vegatative state for one month
Last weekend, the youngest daughter of the couple went to visit her to the hospital, sat down by her and made the noise she tended to make when she was hungry.
The woman then pulled down her gown and started to breastfeed her.
The husband said: ‘It was a magical, unique moment. We all cried. Seeing how they hugged each other, that motherly instinct, it was amazing.’
Local media reported that even if Ferreyra is not yet conscious, her husband claims that she recognised the daughter and even saw her touching the girl like she used to do before going into the coma.
Ferrayra pictured with her husband Martin. Martin said: ‘Now all the good things start, she is going to be able to be with her kids’
The husband added that ‘now all the good things start, she is going to be able to be with her kids’.
Local media reported that the couple have three children, aged 17, 13 and two years old.
Prosecutor Leonor Failla is in charge of the investigation into the assault, which is ongoing.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being linked with the assault, but the investigation is still ongoing.
Delgado said ‘what we hope is justice is done, for the three kids who are waiting for her and are suffering a lot’.