Adele’s Music Awakens Young Girl from Coma

A seven year old girl suffering extensive brain damage woke up from a week-long coma when her mother was singing her Adele song.

Little Charlotte Neve suffered from a brain haemorrhage and was left unable to speak or see after being taken ill. Photo: Cavendish Press

The girl had suffered the haemorrhage – which are quite rare in children of her age – in her sleep, almost killing her.

Ms Neve said: “Charlotte was asleep in my bed. I could tell something was wrong because she wasn’t breathing properly. I turned her over and she was cold and floppy.”

“She had her eyes half open but looked asleep. I pulled her covers off and tried to sit her on my knee and she had wet herself,” the woman continued.

“I dialled 999 on my phone but I expected the ambulance to turn up and me have to explain to them that she had woken up. I thought that she was coming out of a seizure or something.”

After Charlotte was checked by doctors, it became clear that the seven-year-old had a 12mm aneurism on the main artery on the back of her brain.

After two operations aimed to stop the bleeding on her brain Charlotte was left in a coma – and doctors told her mum Leila to give Charlotte her final cuddle, writes The Sun.

But, when Ms Neve, 31, got to hospital to say her daughter final goodbyes, Adele’s ”Rolling in the Deep” came on the radio – a song the pair used to sing together. Ms Neve started singing it to her daughter – and Charlotte began to smile.

Following two days the girl had started speaking, could focus on colours and even became able to get up from her bed, the girl’s mum said.

“A day or two after the Adele incident, doctors took the drain out of Charlotte’s head to see whether she could function without it and she literally went from smiling and being giddy to standing up in bed.”

Now Charlotte is now learning to walk and talk and has regained partial sight. She has now gone back to school and dance classes, reports The Telegraph.

“She’s gone back to dance class now where she does street, ballet and tap which she loves, although it really tires her out now,” Ms Neve revealed.

She added: “It’s a complete miracle. Doctors told me to say goodbye and I thought I was going to lose my little girl.”

“I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle – she was wired up to machines and unresponsive – and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together.”

She went on: “Charlotte started smiling and I couldn’t believe it. It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the haemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again.”

Retired pediatrician, Dr Helen Turner from Colne, explained: ”Brain haemorrhages in someone as young as this are extremely rare.”

”Usually they occur in people in their 30s or older. They are normally caused by weak blood vessels that swells and cause an aneurysm which ruptures. ‘It will probably take a long time until doctors will know if the damage is permanent.”

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