Woman comes out of coma after doctors tell her mother to turn off life support

Stuff co.nz 22 March 2017
Family First Comment: “At that time, Wilson (21) had a 20 per cent chance of surviving and was not responding to treatment. “They said if I did pull through, it was highly likely I would need 24-hour care.” In the face of the grim prognosis, her mother agreed to have Wilson’s life support turned off. “I must have heard it because I was like ‘I’m not ready just yet, just having a sleep’, Something happened and they kept me on and I woke up.” Wilson, now 32, spent 2½ weeks in a coma.”
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Doctors didn’t think Jules Wilson had much of a chance after a crash left her critically injured and in a coma. Her mother agreed to turn off her life support. But Jules wasn’t done yet. Nicholas McBride reports.

Jules Wilson’s life was hanging by a thread.

Lying in a coma, part of her skull cut away to ease the pressure on her swollen brain, her mother made an agonising choice – to turn off her life support.

But Wilson wasn’t ready to give up.

Wilson was just a typical 21-year-old when a car crash in 2005 changed her life forever.

A passenger in a car that crashed into a ditch while passing at 150kmh, she suffered critical head injuries.

Doctors doubted she would last the night.

At that time, she had a 20 per cent chance of surviving and was not responding to treatment.

“They said if I did pull through, it was highly likely I would need 24-hour care.”

In the face of the grim prognosis, her mother agreed to have Wilson’s life support turned off.
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