The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Prayer, Bathtime, The Alphabet Summary & Analysis

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Prayer, Bathtime, The Alphabet Summary and Analysis

There are only two locked-in patients at Berck. Jean's case is not typical because he has the ability to swivel his head. There is hope that Jean's nervous system will wake up, but the progress is interminably slow. His respiratory system shows the most promise, and Jean may one day eat, breath, and talk all on his own. All over the world prayers have been offered in numerous religions on Jean's behalf. His favorite prayer is offered nightly by his daughter Céleste.

Jean has lost sixty-six pounds in the last twenty weeks, but he holds the illusion of being able to squeeze her hand. Brigitte, the physical therapist, gives Jean a facial massage at the end of each session. He has a half-smile and the beginnings of a frown that he uses to communicate...

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