Here’s the miracle coma awakening story of Dianne Katz. The 51-year-old had been in a coma-like state for two years. The family had gotten used to her non-responsiveness and had begun to accept that this was now who she was. Everything changed in this story, however, when she was given a course of Zolpidem by Dr. Nel, in the form of a crushed tablet. The family can hardly believe Dianne’s response, as they see the first glimpse of who she was in years.
Administration of the Treatment
Dr. Nel administered the Zolpidem to Dianne in pill form. As she was in a semi-comatose state, regular administration of the pill with a glass of water was too much for her to take. Therefore, he made the pill more conducive to easier use. To this end, he crushed the pill so it would dissolve in her mouth when administered. Also, he only gave her half a pill as her age and state could have presented a problem if a higher dose were used.