What's more, though her chances of walking again were said to be poor because of her weakened bone structure, doctors claimed that she was the healthiest that she has ever been and that she was in higher spirits and enjoyed listening to music.
After an eventful journey from Mumbai to the UAE capital under the full glare of both Indian and UAE media, the 36-year-old dubbed "the heaviest woman on earth" has been admitted to a special ICU room prepared for her at Burjeel. She is now weighing 170 kg or 374 pounds. "The way Eman's case has been handled was beyond grotesque, she was converted into a freak show", said Mumbai columnist Shobhaa De, appearing on NDTV last night.
After raising money, El Aty was flown to India on a chartered cargo plane so that she could undergo surgery.
Shaimaa Selim said her sister had deteriorated since the operation at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai after the pair flew from their home in the Egyptian city of Alexandria to India after surgeon Mr Lakdawala offered to help Miss Abdulati lose weight.
According to Saifee authorities, the total cost incurred on Eman's treatment was around Rs 3 crore, of which the hospital received Rs 65 lakh in the form of donations from Indians.
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Previously, Shaimaa had yelled at Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Ahmed's concerned bariatric surgeon, and the hospital, blaming them of giving her sister medicine overdose to make her brain dead.
Eman underwent bariatric surgery in March in which doctors reduced her stomach size by two-third, so as to reduce her food intake.
Her family told doctors that she was diagnosed as a child with elephantiasis, leaving her nearly immobile. Every treatment plan, method was debated with great detail. The Mumbai police created a green corridor for her ambulance to move fast and unhindered from the hospital to the airport. Shaina NC, a spokesperson of the ruling BJP, was assigned to brief reporters on Ms Ahmed's condition and repeatedly reassured that doctors and nurses were providing quality care.
Dr Gaffar said: "At present, we have a team of 15 members of multi-disciplinary approach we are providing for the patient". Doctors said her thyroid levels are controlled, her kidney and liver tests are as good as any of us, her lung functions and oxygen levels are normal without any need of external oxygen. Ahmed had not been able to step out of her house in over 20 years until she was taken out for treatment, forced by a stroke that left her partially paralyzed.