65-year-old Jan Grzebski, hit by a train in 1988, awoke
recently from a 19 year coma to find that communism is no longer the order of the day in his native Poland. Oh, and he also found that during his little nap, his 4 children had given him 11 grandchildren. Now, Jan's wasn't the world's longest coma
(apparently 37 years is the record) although that person, er, never woke up. Canadian Anne Shapiro
, on the other hand, woke up after 30 years to find, well, a few things changed.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Jun 2, 2007 -
Logically, the last thing you would think would help a person trapped in a persistent vegetative state is a nervous system is sleeping pill.
Illogically, when you do, many of them wake up.
posted by eriko
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Man awakens from 7-year coma.
Peter Sana of Honolulu, Hawaii, finally began responding to human interaction last month after slipping into a Meningitis-related coma in 1995. Peter, we've got some good news... aaaaaaaaaand some bad news...
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 11, 2002 -