woman wakes up after life support pulled out
SO WEIRD!! And kinda scary too! Imagine finally saying goodbye to your loved one in life support when s/he is still alive after all?? Brrr! o_O Anyway, there are reports that a West Virginia woman, Val Thomas, suffered two heart attacks and had no brain waves for more than 17 hours. At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, her heart stopped and she had no pulse. A respiratory machine kept her breathing and rigor mortis had set in, doctors said.
“Her skin had already started to harden and her fingers curled. Death had set in,” said son Jim Thomas. Man, Val is dead by scientific standards! But still, the family rushed her to a West Virginia hospital. Doctors put Thomas on a special machine which induces hypothermia. The treatment involves lowering the body temperature for up to 24 hours before warming a patient up.
After that, her heart stopped again. “She had no neurological function,” said Dr. Kevin Eggleston. So her family said goodbye and doctors removed all the tubes. However, Val was kept on a ventilator a little while longer as an organ donor issue was discussed. Ten minutes later she miraculously woke up and started talking!!! “She (nurse) said, ‘I’m so sorry Mrs. Thomas.’ And mom said, ‘That’s OK honey. That’s OK,” Jim Thomas said.