Molly Meldrum was taken off life support on Christmas Day and is now awake and communicating. Doctors at Alfred Hospital have taken Meldrum off the ventilator and he is in a serious but stable condition. Molly’s brother, Brian Meldrum, told the Herald Sun it was the perfect Christmas present for the family:
Some really good news concerning Molly – a Christmas present, if you like. He is awake and communicating. He is obeying commands, and communicating simple needs, such as he’s sore, or he is tired. And that is a big step along the way. It is more important than ever now that Molly gets as much rest as possible, and doesn’t get over-stimulated.
Molly’s manager, Mark Klemins said:
Certainly he’s not in a position to hold a conversation or anything like that. He’s a bit sore and a bit uncomfortable but it’s all a positive step, and a great Christmas present for the family.
Last week Molly underwent surgery to repair his broken collarbone and a number of broken ribs.
Molly was put into an induced coma on December 15th after falling from a ladder at his house in Melbourne while hanging Christmas decorations.