Abi’s Mother’s Day gift was waking up after cardiac arrest

AS TOBI and James Wilkinson ran out on to the Gabba as mascots for the Brisbane versus Essendon AFL match on Saturday, the Wilkinson parents were making a rush of their own - back to hospital.

In devastating developments, what was meant to be a night of celebration for the close-knit family suddenly took a turn for the worse.

Three-year-old Abi Wilkinson had suffered a cardiac arrest the night before Mother's Day.

The youngest member of the Wilkinson family is a quadriplegic after breaking her neck in a head-on collision in Logan on April 4.

Six weeks on, she is still battling for her little life.

But she did not forget to give her mother Tanya a present on Mother's Day.

Attending doctors made the decision just after midnight on Saturday to take her for a CT scan to check levels of brain activity.

"We were getting prepared to say goodbye to her and she woke up," Mrs Wilkinson said on her Facebook page.

"Today is the best Mother's Day I will ever experience. I know all the mothers in our family got the best present ever today. Our baby girl."

Answers to Abi's current condition are still being sought by medical professionals and the family are keeping a bedside vigil.

Fundraising efforts currently stand at $18,820.

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