So here I am with another bout of cold/flu like symptoms, it is only a few weeks since I was last sick. Often when I get a head cold like the one I am experiencing now I will fall into my pillow and say quite loudly to anyone who is remotely listening that I am dying. This of course, is not the truth and I simply have a nasty cold.
Unfortunately for a friend of ours this is not the case and at three o’clock this morning he was put into an induced coma so that a machine could get oxygen into his lungs. If this doesn’t work, the next step is to withdraw his blood, oxygenate it by machine and pump it back in. We will know if this needs to happen within the next few hours. My husband and another mate are the ones to sign off on any medical treatment he should receive. Last night when my husband was visiting him in hospital his sick mate was ensuring that he could still make his flight to Thailand on Thursday – a couple of hours later and his life literally hangs in the balance.
Life is so precious and we just don’t know what is ahead for us, again I urge you all to love a little harder each day, laugh a little louder and see joy in your lives.