Tuesday, August 09, 2005

facing mortality

I have just received word that my Dad's brother is in a coma. He suffered a stroke last Aug.5 and was rushed to the hospital. They said he seemed to be recovering at first since he was taken out of ICU and into a regular ward, but a stroke can be a thief in the night. A second stroke happened Aug. 9 and he was put back in ICU. This time things don't look so good. He went into a coma and is non-responsive. I just hope that if ever he's going to pull out of it that he won't be too debilitated or that if this is going to be it, that he should go quickly and quietly with as less pain as possible. Lingering only seem to cause more pain than anything for both patient and loved ones. Others might argue that as long as there is life, there is hope... life is only good if you can participate in it however small that participation may be.