Joan Rivers' doctors waking her from coma, daughter Melissa's 'fingers crossed'Add to Favorites | Fashion Police
A source tells the New York Daily News that doctors began lifting Rivers from her coma on Sunday (Aug. 31) and were waiting to find out how the 81-year-old would respond.
"The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday," a source tells the paper. "There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair."
Melissa Rivers thanked fans for their outpouring of support for her mother. "We are keeping our fingers crossed," she says in a statement Sunday. "Everyone keep [the "Fashion Police" star] in your thoughts and prayers."