23 November 2009

23 year "coma"

After being in "coma" for 23 years, Rom Huben was discovered to be conscious but immobile.  New technology allowed doctors to ferret out his true condition.

I can't begin to imagine what this must have been like.  Twenty-three years of immobility!  No way to communicate.  Perhaps the only thing worse would be undergoing surgery while still conscious, or being buried alive.

Pray for him, please.

1 comment:

  1. did you read the comments to that article?

    pouncing on "assissted communication" as being a hoax and fraud.

    having been the one to translate what someone's saying, both at work and home it angers me that people would dismiss it so easily. I just hope they don't find themselves unable to communicate....