THE family of a Scottish teenager fighting for her life in Spain have given an update on when she will return home.
Bryony Duthie, 18, fell ill on July 16 while vacationing with her family on the Costa Del Sol.
The teenager, who has a rare chronic kidney disease, is in a coma battling pneumonia at Vithas Xanit International Hospital Benalmadena, where doctors are unable to remove her from life support.
Her family have made a desperate attempt to get her back to Dundee, even raising over £80,000 in a fundraiser.
We have previously told the family had spent £33,000 on an ambulance flight to bring Bryony back to Scotland.
It had been hoped she would be flown out of Malaga on Thursday but her mum Stephanie said they would take her home tomorrow.
Bryony will land back in Scotland and be transferred to an intensive care ambulance waiting at the airport to take her to Ninewells Hospital.
Mum Stephanie, 37, posted the update on Facebook and thanked everyone for their generosity, saying: “I want to let everyone know that my girl is COMING HOME on WEDNESDAY. We have booked an intensive care flight to take us home. It all comes down to every act of kindness, fundraising, sharing and giving.”
“I want to thank every single person who helped raise money to help us with her treatment and flight home!”
She announced that Bryony will still be in a coma on her flight back to Scotland.
Stephanie added, “Doctors have decided to keep Bryony in a coma to make sure she is comfortable, safe and not afraid to fly home.”
“Bryony remains in a coma for the time being, her blood values are stable, the pneumonia continues to improve. Doctors still don’t know how this affected Bryony neurologically.”
“The main priority now is to protect B until we can get her home to the doctors at Ninewells, who can then decide how to proceed with her treatment and try to get her out of the coma safely.”
She continued to thank everyone who had helped the family in their time of need and said that having Bryony back home will give all her friends and family a chance to support her.
She said: “I would like to sincerely thank everyone, without the kindness we have received from everyone we would not be in this position. Special thanks to everyone who got together and helped with my other two babies who I miss dearly.”
“You took care of my children as if they were your own, thank you. I also want to thank Bryony’s friend Lewis who has been my absolute rock the whole time. What a gentleman who would do anything for my girl.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better boy in my daughter’s life. I want to thank my mom and dad, family and friends who we stayed with and who supported me when I needed it.”
“There will be a long road ahead and I really don’t know what lies ahead for Bryony’s recovery, but at least now she will be around people who speak the same language as her and family and friends can be there for support.”
The fundraiser is available Here.
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