The Plaisance woman who was severely burnt in a fire earlier last week remains in a critical condition and relatives are not optimistic about her recovery.
Natasha Johnson is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and when Stabroek News spoke to her relatives at the Georgetown Hospital they said that they are worried about her.
“My sister face is very swollen, is only God that can bring her back,” Caron Delph, sister of Johnson, said.
The victim’s distressed mother said, “My daughter is in a very terrible state; right now she is on life machine and anything can happen at any time, but I know that our prayers that keeping her alive.” Sharon David, another of Johnson’s sisters said that she would be taking care of her baby daughter, who is being treated for possible smoke inhalation. “De doctor dem say that me niece going to get to go home soon, so I go look after her because she needs a mother figure right now and her mother is not in a position to do so,” she said. When this newspaper visited the child at the hospital she was in good condition and showing signs of improvement.
On Monday last the 22-year-old mother of three sustained burns to most of her body, while her spouse Delon Gordon, 19, sustained burns to his face and upper body after the two were involved in an argument and a fire subsequently erupted at their Plaisance home.
Witnesses said that Johnson was seen running out of the house screaming, but apparently after realizing that her baby was still in the house, she ran back to rescue the child.
The woman’s other daughter and her four-year-old son escaped unharmed.