The mother of an Atlanta girl who collapsed after being hit by a school bus last Friday has also slipped into a coma due to what her family said is a stress-induced heart condition.
Lisa Davis, whose 10-year-old daughter Rakelle has been hospitalized at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is in the intensive care unit at Emory Hospital, WSBTV reported. Family members told the news station that she woke up Wednesday and has been talking.
“What seemed to have happened was a stress-induced heart condition that the laymen called broken heart disease or broken heart syndrome,” Danny Davis, Lisa’s brother-in-law, told WSBTV.com.
“Basically her heart function dropped to 10 percent when it happened.”
The younger Davis had been crossing the street while on her way to school when she was struck by a private school bus. She remains in a coma, unaware that her mother is also hospitalized.
“The biggest thing they are worried about right now are the pressure spikes in her brain,” Danny told the news station of his niece. “They removed her spleen and had part of her pancreas removed, but none of that should keep her from functioning normally.”
The family has started a YouCaring page to help raise money to cover medical costs, while Lisa’s husband splits his time between the two hospitals and others help care for the couple’s other two sons.
“So far the prognosis is as good as it can be,” Danny said.