Boy's hand showing signs of recovery

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 23 Apr 2017

In dire straits: The allegedly abused boy at the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The boy who had both his legs amputated is showing signs of recovery and his hand, which had turned black due to an infection, is slowly regaining its natural colour.

The victim's mother said her son was still in a coma since the double leg amputation on Friday, but responding well to the treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI).

"He underwent a dialysis treatment as his kidneys are also damaged. Doctors took some samples and saw his right arm change from black to a reddish colour.

"Doctors told us that this is a positive sign as it shows his nerves are responding to the treatment and hopefully it will save his right arm from being amputated," she said.

She said the family was relieved by the good news and are praying that he wakes up from the coma and makes a speedy recovery soon.

It was reported that the boy had allegedly been abused by an assistant warden at a private religious school last month.

The child, the third among five siblings, developed a fever as bruises and swelling started to appear on his legs.

Doctors had to amputate his legs to save his life due to nerve damage caused by bacterial infection.

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