** 2/16: She’s awake enough to be talking. This is a very good sign. :)
*Edit: 2/14 I found out that her coma is medically induced. This is good because it means her body didn’t naturally go into one, but it is bad because he seizures were so severe and constant that they had to intubate her and put her into a coma so they would stop. The goal is to be able to bring her out of the coma and then assess where her brain is at and what damage has been done. Fingers crossed.
I got a phone call from my mother while I was trying to wolf down dinner between my dress rehearsal and concert this evening.
My twin sister is at the biggest hospital in Salt Lake City.
She is in the Intensive Care Unit.
She’s in a coma.
Translation: Yes, it’s critical. No, I don’t have any further information than that.
She has many, many neurological disorders and tonight she began seizing and seizing and did not stop.
Whatever is broken in her brain is fine in mine-despite the fact that we are identical.
Being a twin has been hard on both of us our whole lives.
We have a VERY complicated relationship.
You could say that we are estranged.
And yet she shares my DNA.
Can you ever really be estranged from someone that is a genetic copy of yourself?
It makes all of it worse, somehow.
I am feeling eleventyhundred different things right now. I know that if she pulls through little will probably change between us…it’s a very long story with even longer reasons behind it… but none of that matters at this moment.
I just want her to be ok.