Joan Rivers, doctors starting to take her out of a medically induced coma. The eighty one year old could possibly have some permanent brain or wheelchair bound damage following the slow process of waking the comedian up.
Her daughter Melissa said on Sunday the actress’s family are,
“keeping our fingers crossed. ” as they slowly wake her up – a process which will take until Tuesday.
‘There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair,’ a source close to the family told the New York Daily News.
The source said the family would not find out how well the performer was likely to recover until the procedure was complete. It was on Thursday during a vocal cord procedure, when she went into cardiac arrest.
Her daughter Melissa Rivers, in a statement released by Mount Sinai Hospital on Sunday, said: “Thank you for your continued love and support.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed,” she said.
Rivers also starred alongside her daughter in the WE TV reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?