Woman Wakes Up After Family Says Goodbye, Tubes Pulled – Health News Story – WEWS Cleveland

Woman Wakes Up After Family Says Goodbye, Tubes Pulled – Health News Story – WEWS Cleveland

Doctors are calling Val Thomas a medical miracle. They said they can’t explain how she is alive. They said 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.

If this is true, it’s very exciting. Rigor mortis and decay have always been the only two ways to conclusively determine if a person is dead or not. But if a person can survive past rigor mortis, that suggests that “death” is not as binary as we may have thought.

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0 Responses to Woman Wakes Up After Family Says Goodbye, Tubes Pulled – Health News Story – WEWS Cleveland

  1. smer says:

    become an organ donor. the life you save could be your own.

  2. Beaton says:

    Yes, but how long before the right-wingers use this story as an argument against living wills and euthanasia?

    I give it a week.

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