PARIS, France — A six-year old boy who suffers from cerebral palsia and can’t speak English has been in a coma for almost a month, his parents say.
His father says the boy’s brain surgery and subsequent recovery is “a miracle.”
In August, a team of doctors at the University of Montreal performed the first cerebral palsys scan in his home.
They found a damaged portion of the brain and put the boy in a medically induced coma for nearly two months, until doctors at his home in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, operated to remove the brain tissue in January.
The family’s nightmare began after doctors said they had found a malignant tumor in his brain, a brain that is a part of his brain.
Doctors had also detected a protein called cytochrome c, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
The cancer was not found, and doctors said the boy would recover from his surgery.
But in October, the boy underwent a brain surgery that left him in a “stupid” coma for six months.
His parents say the surgery was “a stroke of genius.”
“I feel sorry for him because I know that my life was not made better because of the surgery, but we have to keep on working, he said in a video interview.
The boy’s parents have launched an online petition urging the Canadian Government to release the boy.
The government, however, has said it won’t release the child until his parents pay more than $2 million in medical bills and other expenses related to his brain surgery.
The parents say they’ve been waiting months for answers about why the child has been unable to speak English, even though they’ve visited him more than 10 times and helped him learn to speak.”
We’re just so angry, so angry at the government, so sad, because this is our child, and we don’t want him to go to school,” said Liana Marcellin, the father of the boy who was born with cerebral problems.
The child has autism and other learning disabilities and has a hearing impairment.
He is being monitored by a specialist at the hospital where the surgery is taking place.