Yesterday afternoon one of my close friends called Mark a store manager aged 36 suffered a massive heart attack that caused a cardiac arrest in front of me, his employees and members of the public.
I and one of his employees did CPR until the paramedics arrived. Paramedics managed to get a pulse back 40 minutes after he had collapsed but he wasn't breathing.
At the hospital they did tests including a head CT which confirmed that he had suffered a hypoxic brain injury, swelling of the brain due to the lack of oxygen during the cardiac arrest.
They have done an operation to stop him from having another heart attack in the future and are closely monitoring the swelling of his brain.
He is now still fighting for his life in a non induced coma in the ITU/ICU. It isn't looking good for him.
Everyone who know him are all heartbroken including his wife Mary and the sad thing is he has two children a girl aged 8, a boy aged 6 and a third on the way in 6-8 weeks time.
Just as things were getting for me with Annie aged 20, she is still in the coma but was moved to the high dependency ward on Sunday (4 days ago) , Gareth's daughter this has to happen.
I will be ringing headway tomorrow or Monday to get more information sent to me by post about the brain injury Mark has suffered, so that I, his family & friends can read together.
What have I done to deserve this heartbreak too? Why? You don't have to answer.
Will keep you updated.