Just days ago it looked like the Bee Gees singer was going to succumb to the cancer which he has been battling. He was in a coma and his family were warned he may not wake up. And then he did.
Gibb has been in a long battle with colon and liver cancer, and in late February it looked like he was winning his battle. Doctors told him the cancer had stopped growing.
But by early April he had relapsed and was too ill to make his debut classical performance at the commemorative 100th anniversary concert of the Titanic’s sinking.
He was suffering from pneumonia and complications related to that caused him to slip into a coma.
With friends and family around his hospital bed for the past week or so, it looked like Gibb was unlikely to recover.
Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, who is treating Gibb, told the UK’s Guardian newspaper,
“Only three days ago, I warned Robin’s wife, Dwina, son, Robin John and brother, Barry, that I feared the worst,” continuing “We felt it was very likely that Robin would succumb to what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles to any form of meaningful recovery. As a team, we were all concerned that we might be approaching the realms of futility.”
But at the weekend, Gibb woke up from his coma and now it is reported that he is breathing unassisted with just the help of an oxygen mask.
The doctor said,
“It is testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now.”
It is a startling improvement which will hopefully continue.
Robin Gibb makes miraculous recovery by waking up from a coma. A doctor told his family he would not make it.
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