There's finally some possible good news for Joan Rivers and her loved ones, as the 81-year-old comedienne is reportedly being taken out of her medically induced coma.
As for Joan's daughter Melissa, a source told the Daily News she is, “totally hysterical and is at a loss for what to do (because) they won’t know the extent of the damage until Tuesday at the earliest.”
Melissa's fear that something may happen to her mother during one of these procedures became the basis for one episode of their reality show, Joan and Melissa.
As Joan sat with her daughter about to go into surgery, she told a visibly shaken and upset Melissa, "If anything happens, I'm no chicken. I've had a great life, I've had an amazing life. If I died this morning nobody would say, 'So young.'"
She continued, "You're a terrific person, [grandson] Cooper's fine, you're all fine. I've had an amazing life. If it ended right now, amazing life. And you've been wonderful and we've had a great ride together."
The heartbreaking clip can be seen at the bottom of the post at the 23:27 mark.
A source close to the family told the Daily News the following about Joan's condition: “The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday.”
But there is still some real fear.
“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.”
It's being reported that some have said Joan would not want to live unless she could have a full and active life.
The Daily News is also reporting the family may be considering a lawsuit, possibly over Joan's surgery being performed as outpatient at her age.
“Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame,” claimed another source close to the family.
“The night before, she was performing and now she is on life support. An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill advised.”
Melissa said in a statement yesterday to the press, "We are keeping our fingers crossed."