Filipina Coma Patient Flies Home

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She underwent treatment at Rashid Hospital for more than two years

A Filipina expatriate who woke up from a long coma finally flew to her home country on Sunday after undergoing treatment at Rashid Hospital for more than two years.


Perlie Almonte, 36, was taken to Rashid Hospital on April 18, 2015 after she was found unconscious in the bathroom of her house. According to doctors who examined her, Almonte had slipped into a coma following a stroke.

In an earlier statement from Dubai Health Authority (DHA), doctors said Almonte fell into a coma because of intracerebral haemorrhage, a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding within the brain tissue. The same statement said Almonte gained consciousness sometime in January 2016, nine months after being hospitalised.

Dr Zeyad Al Rais, Head of Critical Care Department at Rashid Hospital, immediately started intensive active physiotherapy on Almonte when she gained consciousness and placed her in a neurological rehabilitation plan.

Around 860 days after she was first admitted to the hospital, Almonte was all smiles when she boarded her flight home early Sunday.