by Craig Heydon
Victorian 29er skipper Tess Lloyd is showing more positive signs as she continues to recover from a head injury sustained during the Australian Youth Championships on Tuesday, 10 January 2012.
Tess Lloyd and Lewis Duncan Australian Youth Championships 29ers 2012
Late last week Tess was initially brought out of the induced coma and showed good signs, since then her doctors have found that her motor skills remain strong and that she has good movement.
Over the weekend it became apparent that at this stage she is not ready to breathe without assistance. Tess’ doctors decided to increase the dosage of medication to allow her lungs more time to fully repair and she is now in a semi comatose state. This move was taken to assist with her recovery.
Despite this, Tess has been able to recognise key people such as her family and is able to understand commands, all of which are very positive.
Tess’ condition is still stated as being as serious but stable and she remains heavily sedated in the Princess Alexandria Hospital in Brisbane.