Elderly mom ‘overjoyed’ to see son wake up from 12-year coma

A man who was left a quadriplegic after a horrific car crash in 2006 has woken up from a 12-year-long coma.

Wang Shuboa (48), from Shouguang in eastern China, came round to see tears streaming down his elderly mom’s face, Mirror News reports.

Wei Mingying (75) has been taking care of her son for more than a decade and has spent all her savings on his medical expenses, leaving her ¥159 000 (around R320 000) in debt.

Wei told local media she’s gone up to a month without eating and weighs only 28kg.

“My mouth, my tongue was all dry. I’d just drink water,” she said.

Wang’s father passed away when he was young, leaving Wei as the sole provider for her family, Newsweek reports.

The doting mother said over the past decade her day, which starts at 5am, has consisted of bathing and feeding Wang via a stomach tube, giving him a massage and repositioning him to prevent bedsores.

In October she noticed her son give a slight smile, indicating that he’s regaining consciousness.

She said he’s unable to move or speak but smiles in response to what she does, News.au reports.

“I’m just overjoyed,” Wei said. “I hope he’ll make a full recovery. I’ll never give up on him. I hope he can call me Mom again one day.”

Sources: Mirror News, Newsweek, News.au