MATT (V.O.)For the last 23 days, I’ve been livingin a “paradise” of IVs and urine bagsand endotracheal tubes and six-month-old US magazines. Paradise. Paradisecan go fuck itself.Matt looks up at the WOMAN we saw in the speedboat, now lyingstiffly on an upright HOSPITAL BED, her head cocked to oneside, a feeding tube in her nose, a ventilator in hertrachea, IVs in her arm.MATT (V.O.) (CONT’D)This is Elizabeth King, my wife.Twenty-three days ago she was launchedfrom a powerboat during a race and hither head, almost drowned. Now she’s ina coma that scores 5 on the Glasgowscale and 3 on the Rancho Los Amigosscale, scores showing an extremelysevere coma. Liz is very competitive.Whatever she does, she does to thefullest.
INT. NEUROLOGIST’S OFFICE - DAY
55Matt is getting the current DIAGNOSIS.NEUROLOGISTShe reacts non-purposefully to stimuliin a non-specific manner, butoccasionally her responses arespecific, though inconsistent. Herreflexes are primitive and often thesame, regardless of stimulipresented...MATT (V.O.)It was exactly what Elizabeth used toaccuse me of.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
66Matt continues to observe her.MATT (V.O.)Twenty-three days in a coma, and anyday now the doctors will give me theirfinal verdict if she’s going to comeout of it or not. Then I have adecision to make. Wait, that’s wrong.Liz has a living will.
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