Post # 1
I am so upset right now and don’t know where to turn. I was on FB late last night and saw comments on one of my good friend’s pages that made me concerned. They were from colleagues of hers (no personal friends) saying things like “Heard what happened, hope you are okay” and whatnot. Worried, I texted her. An hour later, I sent a private message for her sister to call me. I couldn’t sleep all night.
This morning I was on my way to go to her house to check on her when her sister called me and told me my friend had a seizure and hit her head on tile flooring. She has fractured her skull and has bleeding in her brain. On top of it all, she and I both have medical backgrounds so I know just how terrifying this is/can become. She is in the hospital, and is only responding occasionally. Her vitals are okay, but I am so scared for her. I know she must be terrified and so c’oncerned about her children.
Her family asked that I not say anything to anyone because they don’t want it to be the talk of the town, so I turned here to post anonymously. I just really needed to get this off my chest. I have told her sister to call if she needs anything. I just can’t imagine my friend going to work (this job is a steppingstone to her dream job), being a wonderful mother and person, and then this happening to her. I can’t stop crying and thinking of her children.
Sorry this is a jumbled mess, I just can’t control my thoughts right now. I just want to run to her and hold her in my arms and tell her everything is going to be okay. I just talked to her the day before this happened, and she was doing fine, we even scheduled a playdate with our children for this coming week. Why did this happen!?!?!?
Post # 3
@Daviswifey: I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s injury and seizure. I know how scary and worrisome this is. I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers. (hugs)
Post # 4
@Daviswifey: I’m so sorry this happened to your friend. She is blessed to have a friend like you who cares so much about her.
I think you are already doing some of the practical things you can do — checking with her family and her directly, as she is able to respond, to keep tabs on her. Other practical things may include offering to make a meal for her children or helping to provide child care while she is in the hospital or perhaps offering to help with a household chore, something like that.
Beyond that, I will note that I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. If you are as well, I encourage you to pray for your friend.
ETA: Sorry, I forgot to add that I will say a prayer for her, too!
Post # 5
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Just try to relax, and pray for her speedy recovery. Can you go see her?
Post # 6
I asked her sister, and she said that until my friend is alert she would prefer it to be only parents and siblings. I know my friend would not want anyone to see her like this (she has too mych pride), and I respect that. I hope her family contacts me if they need anything. I feel so helpless rght now!
Post # 7
I’m so sorry this has happened : ( That’s such a sad situation. I hope everything turns out okay 🙁 that’s so tragic.
Post # 8
Hugs to you. I know it’s hard when you have a medical background; you know too much but it also helps to understand.
My sister had a cardiac arrest and was unresponsive for nine days. We had a family meeting planned with the Drs to make decisions and she woke up two hours before the meeting.
Keep reaching out. Every little text or contact helps. Hope for improvement soon.
Post # 9
will definitely be keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers and will be believing for a full and fast recovery for your friend