Thursday, November 26, 2009

Carol In Critical Condition


DATELINE KUALA LUMPUR: 

Petpositive Member Carol Rasiah who has brittle bones, is fighting for her life at the Intensive Care Unit in University Hospital Medical Centre (PPUM).


The story was broken to us by another Petpositive Member Stanislaus Anthony from Petaling Jaya earlier this afternoon. 


Carol who hails from Subang Jaya was reported to have been traveling in a wheelchair-friendly van called Mobility on Tuesday morning when the accident happened. 


She is reported to have fallen off her wheelchair when the van made an emergency stop. 


Carol who suffered internal bleeding was rushed to the trauma ward on the fifth floor of PPUM where she is still in a coma.


One visitor who saw Carol at the hospital yesterday described her condition as extremely serious. She didn't think that Carol would be able to pull through.


According to her, doctors were waiting to perform surgery on Carol but were being prevented from doing so because she was not in a stable condition. 


However at least one Web Forum where Carol regularly chats was more optimistic and hopeful that Carol would recover from her ordeal. 


Carol has taken part in several activities of Petpositive to date. They include attending our historic charity concert in June 2007, our Xmas party by Mid Valley Megamall and a special animal-assisted therapy session at the Selangor SPCA last year. 


The last we saw Carol was at MBPJ's Dog Forum in PJ in October where she had also traveled in the Mobility Van.


"Despite being in a wheelchair for all her life, Carol is always cheerful," noted Lynda Merican, special coordinator for Petpositive. "She would be present at some of the functions I attended and it was always great to bump into her," concluded Lynda, wishing her a speedy recovery. 


Many in the disabled community have expressed shock at what had happened to Carol and have called for more improved safety measures for all vehicles that transport disabled and elderly persons.


This should include special training to drivers of special vehicles that transport vulnerable communities.


Carol who lives behind The Summit in Subang is active on Facebook and is also a blogger. Her address is http://blogsportcom-carol.blogspot.com/


 
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7 comments:

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

LATEST: According to Carol's last entry in her Facebook on Monday, she said she was going "tomorrow" to her hairstylist.

I guess that it was there that she was going before the accident happened.

No further updates on Carol at this time.

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

Latest Update about Carol comes from a blog source reported almost 24 hours ago:

"Carol remains unconscious at UH, 5th Floor in Neuro Ward. Scan revealed multiple spinal fracture.

"Carol was on her way to do her banking and haircut on Tuesday morning when the accident happened.

"She was travelling in a Mobility van when the driver made an emergency stop.

"Although the wheelchair was strapped, she wasn't and fell. She had head and facial injuries and is currently on a ventilator.

"Carol had also planned to have lunch with her friend."

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

There has been no further news on Carol's condition in the past 24 hours.

One can only assume that she is still in a critical condition.

If anyone out there has heard of any new news, kindly update us in this blog.

Thank you . . . and Carol, U R in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Carol passed away this morning due to severe complications from her earlier accident.
She remained unconscious since the accident till her passing.

May her soul rest with God where she will find true freedom and peace at last.

Anonymous said...

Carol passed away this morning due to severe complications from her earlier accident.
She remained unconscious since the accident till her passing. May her soul rest with God where she will find true freedom and peace at last.

jecy said...

Dear friends, Carol has gone home to be with God this morning.

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

I received news this morning that Carol, aged 50, died at the University Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur where she was warded.

She dies exactly a week after she was involved in an accident in the van she was driving.

Her funeral will take place tomorrow morning.