Hello all. I'm sorry to have to come here and post, but I don't know where else to go to speak. I have pain in my heart this week, as one of my best friends is very poorly She suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and other linked problems and has been in hospital for nearly two months now and was getting better. This week it was necessary to operate on her lung as it had been de-flated for a number of weeks on and off. She had her operation and it was successful, but over the weekend she has developed a major infection and is struggling for life. I have been in contact with her Mom, but I have not been allowed to visit as she's in ICU. I feel helpless and cry whenever I think of my friend and what pain she is in. They're bringing up a specialist ventilator this afternoon from another county and hoping that may help, but it will only increase the chances by a small percentage. Her Mom doesn't want me to visit on an 'unusual' day than I normally would, as to try and not alarm her into how poorly she is, so I may be able to visit Tuesday if they allow me in, as it may only be family allowed. But until then I'm lost, feel awful and just want to give both her and her Mom a cuddle. Please, if you can, think of my friend in your thoughts and prayers, I would be deeply moved if you can just spare a few seconds. I need to send her pixie dust right now, there's nothing else I can do. I don't want to feel selfish, but I too feel lonely and helpless. I speak to my friend daily and I just keep starting a text message to her and just don't know what to say. I miss her messages and smiles. I'm at a loss and can only hope she'll pull through.