When Steven Pellettiere-Swapp found his mother, Lyndee, unconscious in their family home, he immediately called 911. After being rushed to the hospital, the 45-year-old woman fell into a coma. After 12 days she was completely unresponsive to outside stimulus. Unable to move or respond to anyone, the family prepared themselves for the worst.
Lyndee’s husband kept whispering in her ear, “I need you to fight, I need you to fight,” but his words appeared to fall on deaf ears.
Doctors finally told Lyndee’s family that she would probably never wake up and they should take her off life support.
Although they didn’t want to lose their mother. They wanted to honor her wishes to preserve her organs for donation and began preparing themselves for the ordeal ahead. Heartbroken, her children and husband sat and talked with Lyndee as they said their tearful goodbyes.
Then something stunning happened. As they took her off life support and her family members each took turns saying their goodbyes, Lyndee spoke three words that left them all stunned – “I’m a fighter.”
Lyndee wasn’t ready to let go just yet, and she ended up making a full recovery. But what is perhaps most chilling about this story is that Lyndee remembers it all.
She remembers her husband begging her to fight, she remembers her niece reading to her, and she even remembers hearing their discussions about taking her off life support.
Her family is so thankful to have her back with them, and Lyndee hopes her story will inspire other families not to give up on their loved ones.
“Just because you are not conscious does not mean you cannot hear,” she said. “So you should talk to your loved ones if you are in that situation. They hear you.”
“Everything can be taken away. You can wake up one day and everything is fine, and then your life is a mess,” said Steven Pellettiere-Swapp. “Keep your family close and don’t let them go.”
Sources: sosharethis.com inspiremore.com