Taking care of a comatose patient like Melit is the ultimate reality challenge. It can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. But it is also a blessed journey.
We learned to appreciate a comatose patient not as a sick person but a loved one who just happens to be in altered state of consciousness.
Our appreciation of the medical and nursing field grow every day as we encounter and befriended doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, medical technologists, and imaging specialists along the way.
We discovered so much about ourselves as persons and as family as we take care and interact with someone who communicates differently. Yes, she does communicate but not using the usual routes. Melit communicates via her vital signs, her skin colors, her movements, her breathing patterns and all body signs. We have learned to read and understand her as weeks passed by.
And yes, we learned to appreciate life and living throughout this journey.
So, we write this blog. This is our way of sharing to the world, especially to Melit’s friends and relatives, what is happening to her, and what we learn about her condition.
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