B and I have been friends since the seventh grade, and even though her difficult child life (some her choices, some just circumstances) led us along different paths, we always stayed in contact. I saw her on Tuesday afternoon, and she looked awful...she was so weak she could barely walk, her legs and feet were horribly swollen, her eyes were bugging out even more than usual (she has a thyroid condition, and has refused for about five years to have treatment), and she said she was exhausted. Her son came by this afternoon to tell me B was in the hospital, and it was like talking to a little boy, over the thought of losing his mother. Hubby and I went over, and B is basically unconscious, her right side is paralyzed, can't talk or swallow, and the nurses had to move the IV because she kept pulling on it. She can make a moaning noise, but we don't know if she's in pain or trying to communicate. Her daughter in law said they did an MRI this morning, but they didn't have the results yet. I know that it's quite possible she can recover, but I'm not sure if she really wants to. Her husband, the love of her life, passed away about ten years ago. Her entire life was built around him and their family, and even though she's remarried, I don't know if that's enough to motivate her. I'm just very sad tonight. Planning to go back to the hospital in the morning and see if they have any more answers.