My parents and I were watching TV together before going to bed, this was typical. My mother was usually somewhat drunk by this time from sipping wine so occasionally me or my dad would help her inside (the tv room was in the backyard and you had to walk outside up some steps to get to the house). I was slightly annoyed with my mom for reasons I cannot remember.

My dad got up to go to bed so I followed not wanting to be left out there with my mom. Both my dad and I were brushing our teeth when we heard a loud noise. We nonchalantly went outside to find my mother laying on the ground at the bottom of the concrete steps.

Brain Dead

She was unconscious for about 30 seconds, so we took her to the hospital. She was in the ICU for about a week with the nurses telling us she was getting better and there were no serious damages. We then got a call she was brain-dead and had to come to the hospital to give permission for them to take her off life support. How did this happen? I thought they said she was going to be fine. My mother died a day later while in surgery donating her organs. My biggest regret in life is neglecting to help her into her bed that night, if I had she would still be alive.

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