A mother who suffered a heart attack while on holiday may soon be well enough to return home.
Linda Lindsay, 59, had been in an induced coma in a hospital in Turkey since collapsing more than a week ago in Antalya.
Her daughter Rebecca Robertson told the Tele last week it could cost as much as £60,000 to fly her home in an air ambulance if her condition did not improve.
But today Rebecca, 26, said she was “over the moon” after Linda woke up over the weekend and appeared to be on the road to recovery.
Rebecca, from Stobswell, said: “Mum was brought round from her induced coma at the weekend, a week on from her heart attack.
“I spoke to her for the first time on Sunday which was amazing.
“She was incredibly frail sounding and didn’t really know what had happened. She knew she was unwell but I don’t think she had any idea how ill she has been.
“She told me she would deal with it and would get herself home soon.
“She’s so stubborn and an incredible fighter and this was just so like her. It was amazing to hear her voice, even though she still sounded weak.”
Rebecca had spoken to doctors in Turkey who had told her that if Linda continued to recover she may be well enough to travel home on a normal flight, albeit with assistance, within the next week.
She said: “We have been desperate to get her home and have been trying to raise £35,000 to get her back in an air ambulance.
“If she will soon be well enough to fly home on a normal flight that will be incredible.
“I think she could be taken to the flight in a wheelchair and met at the other end and transferred to another wheelchair.
“I may go over to Turkey to travel back with her but that might not be necessary.
“I may just be able to wait for her at this end and then take her to hospital in Scotland if that’s what’s required.”
Since Linda, from Douglas, was rushed to hospital on September 8, Rebecca has been trying to raise money to pay her mum‘s hospital bills, which have been climbing by more than £2,000 a day.