Update from Rawalpindi


Al Jazeera has a grim update about Malala, but it’s from an unnamed source who isn’t authorized to talk to the media, so…who knows. The latest on the record news though is better.

Military surgeons conducted three consecutive clinical examinations on Sunday and compiled a report which stated: “Malala’s condition is stable and she is recovering from her injury steadily.”

According to military surgeons at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, Malala respired without a ventilator on Sunday for a few moments after successfully moving her limbs on Saturday.

“It was an amazing development made by her body. Usually patients on ventilators with such a complicated head injury never show such signs … Keeping our fingers crossed to see her regain consciousness,” one of the surgeons on the board responsible for Malala’s treatment told The Express Tribune requesting anonymity.

I hope they’re not just feeding the world hopeful lies.

Comments

  1. Maureen Brian says

    Good news. Malala must be at least stable for she is right this minute on a flight to the UK for further treatment including possibly skull reconstruction.

    UAE has paid for the flight but she’ll be in an NHS hospital – ‘cos they have better facilities! – though which hospital has not been announced yet.

    As I post this link the story is up for about half-an-hour, also on BBC – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/15/malala-yousafzai-treatment-uk

  2. barrypearson says

    #1 Maureen Brian
    UAE has paid for the flight but she’ll be in an NHS hospital – ‘cos they have better facilities! – though which hospital has not been announced yet.

    I have seen Birmingham (England) mentioned. Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is home to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. (Just a walk from where my mother and sister live).

    I don’t know if she will be treated in that Centre. But if so, it is the best the UK has for battle-injuries.

  3. barrypearson says

    I’m seeing more and more reports that it is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    The Telegraph:
    Malala, who was shot in the head as she travelled home from school last week, will be treated at the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which has a trauma ward to cater for British personnel wounded in Afghanistan.

    The hospital is generally very good. (My mother is treated there). The specialist skills and equipment for battle-injuries and rehabilitation are world class.

    (Quick rant: obviously treatment is free. But it costs my sister and I several UKP each time to park when we transport and visit my mother!)

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