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    Woman Wakes After Heart Stopped, Rigor Mortis Set In

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    Val Thomas’ doctors honestly can’t explain how she is alive today.
    Thomas, who lives in West Virginia, is being called a medical miracle after she suffered two heart attacks and had no brain waves for more than 17 hours; reports NewsNet5.com.
    Thomas’ heart stopped around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and doctors said she had no pulse. Rigor mortis started to set in, and she was placed on a respiratory machine.
    “Her skin had already started to harden and her fingers curled,” Thomas’ son, Jim, told NewsNet5.com. “Death had set in.”

    Thomas, 59, was rushed to a West Virginia hospital, where she was put on a special machine to induce hypothermia. This would allow her body to cool down for 24 hours before they would warm her up again, doctors explained.
    However, Thomas’ heart stopped again after the procedure.

    Her family said their goodbyes and Thomas’ tubes were removed, but she remained hooked on a ventilator as the possibility of organ donation was discussed.
    However, Thomas woke up 10 minutes later and started talking.
    “The nurse said, ‘I’m so sorry, Mrs. Thomas,’ and mom said, ‘That’s OK, honey, that’s OK,’” Jim Thomas said.
    Val Thomas was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic so that specialists could check her out, but doctors said they could find nothing wrong with her.
    “I know God has something in store for me, another purpose,” Val Thomas said. “I don’t know what it is, but I’m sure he’ll tell me.”
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    dang. that's amazing.
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    Wow is right, lots of unanswered questions there.

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    Holy crap batman..You think the nurse had to take load out of her pants..I would've had a heart attack myself if she woke up and started talking..

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    Wow, God must really have something in store for her.
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    I'd be willing to bet that the hypothermia saved her brain and also induced the rigor. Same thing can happen in cold water drowning, and this was a controlled situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I'd be willing to bet that the hypothermia saved her brain and also induced the rigor. Same thing can happen in cold water drowning, and this was a controlled situation.
    That would not explain rigor and lack of ECG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    That would not explain rigor and lack of ECG.
    If it was full rigor, no. Partial rigor, maybe. Don't know about the ECG readings though. Even the docs are scratching their heads over that one.
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    She needs to go out and buy a lottery ticket immediately. Then take her winnings and do some good in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sexy View Post
    She needs to go out and buy a lottery ticket immediately. Then take her winnings and do some good in the world.
    Good to see you, Big.
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    wow... makes me want one of them bells im my grave after that one!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    wow... makes me want one of them bells im my grave after that one!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Oh, don't worry... with mortuary science, if you weren't dead to start with, you would be before you got in the coffin.
    I just squirted juice out my nose laughing....
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    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
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    Hollows filled with
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    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
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    The sun turn tail and
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    I just squirted juice out my nose laughing....
    you bugger
    and some people PAY to have their sinuses flushed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    and some people PAY to have their sinuses flushed..

    sinus flushing? wtf


    i hope for medical reasons only and not as some fad like colon cleaning
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

 

 
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