have you experienced someone die in front of you?
May 4, 2007 10:42pm CST
..it's an overwhelming fear to captivate your mind and all your senses.. so scary and you feel you can't talk and all.. specially if you know the person, worse if you love him/her.. i haven't experienced it, but i just can't imagine how terrorizing that'll be.. i experienced a friend fainted in front of me, and i didn't catch her, seemed like that moment, i can't do anything.. and i can't bear to experience it again .. not now.. but she's ok now, but the thought is lingering still... you? have you experienced this? or worse, death in front of you?
4 people like this
• United States
5 May 07
the closest i have come to this experience was through my grandpa. he was in the icu for about a week, everything was slowly shutting down in his body, his heart was growing weaker, his kidneys were failing, the doctors said everything is started to go. at the most he had 2 weeks to live and that was on a machine and in the icu. it was horrible it was like slowly watching him die, my grandmother was debating when and if she should pull the plug to put him out of his misery. He only lasted 3 days though, i watched him suffer, he was out of it many times i dont know if he could hear me or not but i was hoping and thinking he could. it is an experience i will never forget!
• Seagoville, Texas
5 May 07
Two and a half years ago my best friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. She deteriorated rather quickly, and her daughter and I watched her waste away right before our eyes. The following March, we had to take her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. They had her on life support for 6 days before they requested her daughter consider removing life support and letting her go. My friend was frightened, and begged us to have them put her back on the respirator because she couldn't breathe. Before they could do that, she passed away. To this day, I am very reluctant to enter a hospital. I miss my friend very much. I contribute yearly to the Lymphoma/Leukemia Foundation so that others don't have to watch loved ones suffer like I an my friend's daughter did.