Tuesday, November 24, 2009

'Vegetable' misdiagnosed

With advances in modern medicine no one need fear being mistakenly pronounced dead and then buried alive. But how about being misdiagnosed as in a coma but fully conscious:

A Belgian man thought to have been in a coma for 23 years has told of his "second birth" after doctors realised he was in fact conscious, a German weekly reports.

Medical staff believed Rom Houben had been left in a vegetative state by a serious car accident, but he was simply paralysed and unable to communicate.

It's amazing he didn't go insane.


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