#1
AGH... crap.
Theres this Marine I know.
He works with my dad and I babysit his kids and he comes over for dinner so I see him pretty often.
He went to Afghanistan a few months ago with my dad.
Just heard that Saturday night he was in a firefight and was shot in the head.
He was really cool, we used to talk about music allot.

His kids are 7 and 9.

Hes not dead, but critical.
The docs say that even if he survives then he will most likely be unresponsive as in in a coma or close to braindead.

I've been trying to stay positive, but its hard.
I don't know why I posted this, I just want some help coping.
Second one this year.
#3
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Hes not dead, but critical.
The docs say that even if he survives then he will most likely be unresponsive as in in a coma or close to braindead.


PPFTTT what the **** do doctors know, he's gonna be fine
#4
Yeah death is a pretty harsh thing to go through. And to be honest there's probably NOTHING anyone can POSSIBLY say to make you feel better. I mean its just one of those things.

But remember two things, come what may, that one, all things happen for a reason (as hard as it is to believe)... And two, the world has its own little way of surprising you if you let it.

I wish him all the luck in the world and I hope he pulls through, somehow.

Feel better.
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#5
ah man, im really sorry, that sucks
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#6
i was gonna come in with a HNNNGGHH joke but it seems inappropriate

Seriously though, i'm sorry to hear that, war' a terrible thing.
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#9
I'm really sorry to hear that.

I hope he'll be stable and only get better with time. I know this isn't much consolation, but it seems like he already survived the toughest part.
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#10
Hey man,

I know it will be hard to cope with this sort of stuff. It always is.

It might seem impossible, but try to think of the fact that he might pull through. Even though he may be braindead, his kids will still have a father, your dad will still have a mate, and you will still have memories of what you guys used to talk about.

I can tell you some things you don't want to do.
  • DON'T rely on drugs and alcohol to cope- It just makes others affected by your pending dependancy.
  • DON'T even think about suicide- It's the foolish man's option.
  • DON'T hide from the world in fear of another person close to you having something like that done to them.


It might be cheesy, but just believe that things are going to get better, because somewhere deep down, you know they will.

If you need someone to talk to, go see either a councillor (sp), or a psychologist. They DO work, trust me.

Try your best, give it your all, and just believe.
Good luck, brother.
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#11
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AGH... crap.
Theres this Marine I know.
He works with my dad and I babysit his kids and he comes over for dinner so I see him pretty often.
He went to Afghanistan a few months ago with my dad.
Just heard that Saturday night he was in a firefight and was shot in the head.
He was really cool, we used to talk about music allot.

His kids are 7 and 9.

Hes not dead, but critical.
The docs say that even if he survives then he will most likely be unresponsive as in in a coma or close to braindead.

I've been trying to stay positive, but its hard.
I don't know why I posted this, I just want some help coping.
Second one this year.


that sucks dude. We'll be thinkin of you in the Chilis thread
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#12
sorry hey.. thats gotta be hard. no wat u mean bout everyone dying..
3 of my fwends dads died this yr, 2 grandparents, my gran had a stroke, my teachers bro, my uncles in hostpital an some ppl that work with my mom also died..
wonder wat the reason is???
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#13
Yeah, a lot of people around me seem to be seriously ill or dying too.... It's been a pretty crap year in that aspect.
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i was gonna come in with a HNNNGGHH joke but it seems inappropriate

Seriously though, i'm sorry to hear that, war' a terrible thing.


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#19
That sucks man. I'm sorry to hear that.
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asshole. Seriously, this is not the time.

I'm really sorry to hear that man, but like someone else said, you just have to stay positive and know things are going to be okay.
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#23
Same here, it sucks but you gotta take one day at a time
My grandpa died and we used to also talk about music and coin collecting alot
My aunt died and I used to see her alot
My friends dying now
It sucks

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#24
Just talked to my mom and she said they are moving to the states to a better hospital.
Said that the doctors said it would be a miracle for him to make a full recovery.
Still don't know if he is gonna live, but that it was insane that he made it past the first day.
If he makes it out of the coma/sedation, then they said he is going to have to go to rehab/therapy to get back him physical/ mental function.
They most likely won't know for months but I haven't given up on him yet.
#25
That has to be incredibly hard for the man's family. I hope for their sake he pulls through.
#26
Yeah, I understand this stuff happens because I have had it before.
I mostly just think of his kids, their so young.
One time I was babysitting them and they couldn't sleep because they said they never hugged their dad goodnight.
His wife to, when she found out her and her son just broke down, then their daughter woke up and walked in there to see what was wring then so did she.
Worst image ever.
Me and my mom are gonna go bring them dinner tonight.
#27
*hugs all around*

Yeah, it's been a tough one for me too, my most favorite teacher ever died from cancer recently at the age of 30. My friend's mom died from cancer just this past week. Another teacher I adored also died from freaking cancer, at the age of 35.

It's getting a bit ridiculous over here.

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#28
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But remember two things, come what may, that one, all things happen for a reason (as hard as it is to believe)... And two, the world has its own little way of surprising you if you let it.


I dont mean to be **** or go off topic 2 much, but i find it incredibly insulting for sum1 to tell me that people die for a reason seriously, ****ing think about shit like that b4 u say it.

btw focus on the goods things in life when u feel down...what i did
#29
You know what they say, moping doesn't help. Cheering up his kids will.
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#30
Went to the councilor this morning and drank some tea.
It was pretty cool.
I know how to feel better, but i just can't stop worrying about his family.
You guys have been a huge help.
I really didn't expect that.
Been trying to stay positive as always, but i just need someone to cheer me up right now.
#31
If anyone is still reading this cool.
I was at their house earlier.
It was really freakin hard.
He had this doll thing with his dads picture on it and when you squeezed it it was his voice recorded and he was like "Hey Mason when I get home we are gonna wrestle like Nacho Libre and do all this...." yeah.
I was like hey you okay?
Hes like I guess but i hope my dad doesnt die because he got shot in hte head.
Good news though, he opened his eyes for the first time for a second and responed to his wifes voice by moving a little but then went back into the coma thing.
#32
See, told you the doctors know nothing. He came out of the coma, albeit briefly, and wasn't braindead.
#33
Aww that sucks
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EDIT: didn't read all the posts, it's good he's recovering
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#34
Hope he comes through.
I've always thought that it's better to lose someone you know and are attached to than lose someone you aren't. I've been having huge regret over not getting to know relatives that have passed away - grandparents, great grandparents. I put myself in their frame of mind in their last days and it just makes me so angry and frustrated that I didn't know them. I dunno, its hard to explain. Just that you can appreciate the time you got to spend with them instead of regretting the time you didn't.
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