Child wakes up from coma after nearly drowning

Near drowning

Lacy is a 6-year-old who is the apple of her daddy's eye.

Robert Cuevas came very close to losing her in June.

"She ended up going swimming at 10 p.m. and fell into swimming after going down the slide," Robert said.

According to Robert, Lacy was at a friend of her mother's house in McAllen when she went under water for several minutes.

"They went inside to look for her thinking she had gone to the restroom, Cuevas said. But when they came back she was at the bottom of the pool."

Lacy was pulled from the water and rushed to the hospital.

"They gave her a 40 percent chance of living she ended up pulling through all the treatments," Robert said.

The girl had been in an induced coma for three weeks until finally waking up with no serious brain damage, according to her dad.

He said she is very lucky and he wants her story to be a strong warning for parents.

"My daughter didn't know how to swim and someone should have been out there watching her, Robert said.

Lacy will be home soon and her father says she will require therapy to help her walk.

Still the family, including her grandparents, couldn't be more relieved to have their little girl to hold.

"She just waves her little hand and says ~Hello grandma TM and Hello grandpa TM, but we think it is a miracle that she is alive," Grandmother Francisca Cuevas said.

Cuevas has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the home where Lacy was found under the water.

He said he wants to ensure her medical costs are covered from here on out.

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