A youngster in hospital after taking a red and white tablet is making slow progress but still remains seriously ill.
Lennon McKay, 14, fell unconscious at home in Downfield a few days before Christmas after swallowing a capsule.
He was taken to Ninewells Hospital and was unconscious for nearly two weeks, only waking up on Hogmanay.
The St John’s High School pupil remains seriously ill in the hospital and faces a “very long road” to recovery.
Aunt Ashley Moodie, 37, said Lennon had made some progress but it was slow and he remained very withdrawn.
She said: “He has spent time out of bed but his condition remains very unstable at this stage. He remains very ill and tired. His dad tried to explain to him why he was in hospital to help him understand what is going on.”
The circumstances in which he took the capsule remain a mystery but it’s believed it contained a combination of substances including MDMA (ecstasy) and a type of amphetamine.
The incident prompted police to issue a warning about the capsules, with a 13-year-old boy also receiving treatment after taking a similar pill.
The family have organised a fundraising event to raise money for Ninewells at the Ambassador Bar on February 17.
A picture of the stricken teenager in his hospital bed appeared on the front page of the Tele recently, as his family issued a stark warning to other youngsters.
Ashley said since the picture appeared, the family had been inundated with support, adding: “It’s been incredible.”