My Best Friend Under Coma

Philippines
June 12, 2012 7:40am CST
My best friend had coma ever since last sunday. When his sister said that he would be dying anytime, i cried so hard.. I texted all my friends and even wrote on timeline over at FB. Until now, the doctors dont know his diagnosis. He had a fracture, then osteomyelitis, then pneumonia, then meningitis. He is now under NGT and mechanical ventilation. I am lucky to still see him open his eyes and flinch his toes the day before he had coma. He would be undergoing CTscan with contrast tomorrow in a hope that they can shoot the right diagnosis because for 2 weeks now, they are not certain of the accurate medications to provide him. A part of me wants to say... "hey, my friend's family is in poor financial condition; whats the point of having him take the CTscan if he is already under coma?" I feel so disheartened seeing my best friend this way.. i dont think i could bear the sight. When i saw him last saturday, in his silence and with sad imploring eyes, he said, "gracee thank you for coming to visit me... but i am really hurting so bad... i dont think i could hold on any further..." I love him so much... i dont want to see him hurting more... There are many well wishers for him under FB all saying, "Go on and fight!" Darn it! I wanted to tell them all.. "hey!! you havent seen my best friend personally in the hospital, it is soo easy for you to tell him to hold on! Let him go!!! sob sob sob...
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@Mashnn (4503)
12 Jun 12
Sorry for what you friend is going through. I am a firm believer in miracles and I always believe that God is able to reverse situations that seems impossible to man. To me, it doesn't matter how critical your friend is, I believe there is still hope for him.
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@MandaLee (3741)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Hi Grace, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. He and his family are in my prayers. Please keep us posted on his condition.
@swapmind (357)
• Australia
12 Jun 12
Its a sad note,i understand how tough it is to see someone close to your heart in such a conditions.You miss the talks,you miss the fun,the giggles but ultimately makes you realize we should value the loved ones.Every person is important as future is so unpredictable.I wish your friend recover soon.god bless him.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
12 Jun 12
Relax, hi dear, I think he will be alright and there are so many cases those who suffered coma and return to normal. Any way he is in hospital and I am sure that doctors will try their best to recover. We can pray, and we can keep hope that he will return to normal....
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
12 Jun 12
How awful! I have never been in this position yet. I cannot imagine the heart ache you must be going through - as well as his family. Sometimes I think we want to extend lives for our own selfish reasons rather than letting them go peacefully and on their own terms. So sad. I am praying for him!
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
12 Jun 12
Hi Gracee I used to work in neurology and when they got better it was great. When they didn't all I wanted for them was to be in peace and without pain. While each of us does not know when our life will be over, the best advice I can give you even though you are hurting so is remembering all the fun you had together. This might help make it easier for you when you spend time with him. My prayers are with you and your friend. As I have learned working in a medical field we had to "Let Go and Let God" Bless you hon and hope you will have a good day soon with your friend. But sit and talk to him about the good things you did together. It will make his time in the hospital easier too.