Monday, April 02, 2007

A punch in the gut

We just found out that a friend of the spousal unit's was in a bad car accident over the weekend. He sustained severe head injuries, is in a coma, and may need to be taken off life support.

This hit hard and sudden. We hadn't seen him in some time, but he's a great guy. Friendly, giving - used to housesit for the kerpupples when we'd go on trips. He'd spent some time with the spousal unit recently when he and I were having some trouble.

And then we found this blog post of his. Wow. If only he'd reached out to us back then.

We're trying to find out what hospital he's at. Having been with my grandmother during her last days on life support, I believe that the dying person knows you're there, and that it can make a big difference.


Tanya Espanya said...

I tried posting earlier, but Blogger ate my comment.

Anyway, I'm really sorry. I agree that it's important to be there with someone at the end.

I send supportive thoughts to you and your husband.

chelene said...

I'm sorry, Slave. I hope you guys are able to say goodbye (if it comes to that).

Slave to the dogs said...

Thanks ladies. We still haven't been able to find out anything definitive.

PrettyRandomThoughts said...

What a disturbing link to his blog. Hope you are doing good!