Hello Cruel World
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friend's Stroke: waiting, hoping, fearing
Eight or nine days now since friend A. had cerebral haemmorrhage (on right, don't know details). Aneurism evacuated, tube now on left to relieve pressure by draining fluid. He's some spontaneous breathing & body movements, but no eye reaction yet. They're balancing morphia and hypertension. We talk and touch and massage him, but I just don't know what the odds are.
He's only in his mid-forties and so much potential still for him to achieve more excellent things. And I'm just re-starting chemo, so desperately hoping I'll be well enough to spend the hours with him I am now.
I'm so afraid we'll be making some kind of “end-of-life” decision about him (please let it not be, please no, please).
So asking for some good vibrations thisaway, if you have ones to spare. I'll be in and out, depending on sleep and other obligations.
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