I ran into the ER with Lexi dangling in my arms. Her blood had covered most of my shirt and was dripping out onto the floor.
"Someone help me please!" I shouted and a doctor ran over to me with a stretcher and wheeled Lexi off to the ICU.
I sat in the waiting room for hours, since I couldn't see Lexi because she was in critical condition. One of the doctors had told me she had lost a lot of blood and would need a blood transfusion and major stitches. I signed the consent form for the blood transfusion since Lexi has no other family. The guys had joined me in the waiting room and brought me coffee.
We were all really worried about Lexi. This was all my fault. If she died it would be because of me.
One of the doctors came out a few hours later to update us.
"I'm looking for the family of Alexandra Stevens?" She called out. The guys and I all stood up at once and walked over to the nurse.
"That's us. Is she okay?" I asked her.
"Can we see her?" Luke and Mikey said at the same time.
A muffled "Yeah can we?" Came from behind the dozens of balloons and teddy bears and flowers. It was Calum.
"I'm afraid there were some complications with the blood transfusion. Due to Alexandra's mal-nutrition because of her anorexia, the amount of sleeping pills she consumed, and the amount of blood she lost, we had to preform an emergency surgery in order to give her the blood she needed. However, there were complications during the surgery and she rejected the blood. We were able to fix the problem, but it was an incredibly high risk surgery and sometimes patients don't wake up from surgery." The doctor explained.
I sunk down into my seat and ran my fingers anxiously through her hair.
"But there's still a chance she could wake up right?" Luke said anxiously looking at the doctor "right?"
"I'm afraid with everything your friend had going on and the high risk of the surgery, it's unlikely she's going to wake up." The doctor said as empathetically as possible.
"So she's dead? She won't wake up?" I asked fighting back tears, it didn't seem real.
"She's not dead yet. Her heart is still beating on its own, which is a good sign. Would you like to see her?" She asked us.
I nodded and stood up. The boys all kept waiting as I followed the doctor to Lexi's room. She held the door open for me. I sat down at Lexi's side and held her hand. I just stared at her face. She was so beautiful.
"You might want to go ahead and say your goodbyes. I'm so sorry." The doctor said softly as she closed the door and left the room.