I don't even know what to write. Mom hasn't come out of the coma, and the outlook is, in the words of the doctors, "grim." The medical consensus is that she will be in a persistant vegetative state. Yesterday we as a family decided to respect her wishes as stated in her living will, and withdrew life support. She's breathing laboriously on her own, but there's no hope she will get better.
No one should have to go through this, her or us.