Otto Warmbier, the American college student held captive by North Korea for 17 months is back in the United States.

Jun 16, 2017

He has been in a coma since the day after he was sentenced. American doctors did not find any signs of botulism. But they are suggesting that Warmbier suffered from extensive brain damage. Warmbier is showing signs of cardiopulmonary arrest. This is were the blood supply to the brain is not sufficient for a period of time resulting in the death of brain tissue. Warmbier is experiencing “unresponsive wakefulness”. He can open his eyes and has functioning reflexes, but is not responsive to other tests of consciousness. Doctors have not given a prognosis.