Monday, November 23, 2009

Living Hell

This one will freak you out a bit.

A car crash victim diagnosed as being in a coma for the past 23 years has been conscious the whole time.
Rom Houben was paralysed but had no way of letting doctors know that he could hear every word they were saying.
'I dreamed myself away,' said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state.
He added: 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear.' 

Fully aware of everything going on around him and not able to communicate.  Now armed with a device that allows him to tap out messages and communicate with his surroundings he remains paralyzed.  Do you think he has at least one friend who is stupid enough to sit at the bedside and ask him "what's new?".

The rest here.

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