Husband wakes from coma after wife whispers in his ear that he has become a grandfather

February 23, 2010 at 7:38 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Some things are worth waking up for.
clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk
Farmer David Russell with wife Helen and a photograph of new granddaughter Edie. Doctors thought David would wake from his coma with severe brain damage

Against the odds: Farmer David Russell with wife Helen and a photograph
of new granddaughter Edie. Doctors thought he would wake brain damaged

And after two weeks in a coma David Russell finally opened his eyes – after his wife told him he had just become a grandfather.

Doctors had previously warned Helen Russell that the prognosis for her 60-year-old husband was not good.

But on hearing the news of the latest addition to the family, the farmer is making a full recovery.

Edie Russell, who grandfather David Russell believes saved his life

Baby love: Edie Russell, who ‘saved her grandfather’s life’

Mr Russell was left fighting for his life after he fell 12ft onto concrete while replacing guttering on a barn roof.

He then underwent a five-hour operation to remove a blood clot from his brain before lapsing into the coma.

His 57-year-old wife was warned he would probably wake up with serious brain damage, but after their first grandchild Edie was born two weeks later she whispered in his ear: ‘Come on granddad you have got to wake up now.’

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