Zoey Baillie remains in a serious condition after being brought out of an induced coma.
Zoey Baillie remains in a serious condition after being brought out of an induced coma. Contributed

Zoey 'one tough cookie': Grandfather says 3yo on mend

THE grandfather of little Zoey Baillie has told how the three-year-old asked for her big sister when she was brought out of an induced coma yesterday.

Colin Grandison's Facebook post has been liked by hundreds, after he thanked the public for their support and well wishes.

Zoey remains in a serious condition at the Townsville Hospital after her mum found her hanging by her neck on a swing at their Koumala property last week.

"Well Zoey is one tough little cookie!" Mr Grandison said. "Travelled to Townsville today to be there as they brought Zoey out of the induced coma! She is a Miracle Girl.

"First thing she asked for was her sister! Yes? She is able to communicate, react to all kinds of stimulus! The next three days will give a fuller understanding!

"But all looks very very positive! The words don't exist to express the gratitude to all involved in getting Zoey to where she is now!

"The family and friends are eternally in your debt! Thank you for all the prayers and support from friends & community!"

Family, friends and the community offered their well wishes to Zoey's recovery.


Liam Tuohy: "So good to hear! If she's anything like her grandfather she'll be strong willed 😊"

Lyn Baldwin: She is a miracle child but I am sure it was due to her mother that she is improving and all the love around her big hugs xxx

Ann Bella: Wow amazing to hear. Tuff little buggar. Sometimes it is sheer willpower and prayers that pulled the family through these tough times.

Viv Coleman: That is the best news for you all!! And let's hope and pray that she makes a full recovery, such a beautiful family.

Josephine Louise Byrne: This is amazing news! Hopefully a full recovery is on the way and lots of time with her sister and family!

Diana Said: Wow Awesome news. She is A little Fighter- God Bless you Zoey. We are praying for you Sweetheart.

Chris Nic: Excellent news! What a little fighter you are Zoey. And such wonderful family and friends surrounding you. Wishing you all the best.