by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:
WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - The mother of a toddler burned while going down a slide covered in gasoline said doctors could try to bring her out of a medically induced coma in the near future.
Lollis hasn't seen her daughter Alyssa Calhoun awake since Nov. 9. Alyssa will turn 2 years old in January, and has been in an induced coma at Grady Memorial Hospital since being burned on a slide while visiting her father's home in Walton County.
Investigators said another child poured gasoline on the slide, which somehow ignited as Alyssa was on it.
Her 4-year-old sister Kayleigh was there and ran inside to get her father who extinguished the flames.
Lollis told Viteri Alyssa has had more than
"It's been tough for her. It's been a lot, but she's done amazingly well through all of this to be so tiny," Lollis said.
She also said it's been difficult for big sister Kayleigh who Lollis credits with saving Alyssa's life when she ran for help.
She says doctors could operate for the final time next week and then will consider trying to bring Alyssa out of the coma.
"Right now is the easy part for Alyssa, but when she's able to wake up is going to be the tough part for her," Lollis explained.
Child burned by slide could be brought out of coma
Shooting of prominent businesswoman near Piedmont Park ruled homicide
Police: Man calls in fake bomb threats at MARTA stations
6-year-old shot at SC elementary school in critical condition
Friends, family, teachers, coaches pay tribute to Banneker students…