With a tip of the biretta to CMR:
A young man who’s been in a coma for a months started crying when his parents put the phone to his ear so he could hear his fiance. Wow.
This is pretty darn amazing and it’s a testament to the great love the guy’s parents and step parent has for him. It’s also one of the very practical reasons we shouldn’t be starving people in comas because how many times do we read that “doctors are stunned” that so and so woke up.
It’s a pretty beautiful story from the Daily Mail:
Read the rest there.
Some years ago I wrote an article on people in what is called Persistent Vegetative State. Read there a descriptive of what it is like to die in from dehydration.