Friday, April 15, 2011

Lazarus


Today my Malaysian contacts are telling me the story of a modern day Lazarus. A 65-year old was pronounced dead by doctors at the Seberang Jaya Hospital in Butterworth (Penang) but came back to life after two and a half hours. His family had already started making funeral arrangements, and a canopy to house his coffin for the wake had already been put up in front of his house in Bukit Mertajam (on the peninsular side of Penang island). But as his wife and son were on the way to the district police station to lodge the report of his death, they were stunned with a call from the doctor telling them that the man was alive. He had been rushed to the hospital when he stopped breathing, at home, at around 11 am Doctors present performed CPR, but pronounced him dead about an hour later. The man's revival has been attributed to Lazarus Syndrome, the spontaneous return of circulation after attempts at resuscitation had failed.

5 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

If they'd reorganized their health system it would never have happened.

9:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and so does my mother in law.. she revives every so often as well....

5:43 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

LOL Angus & Anon

8:49 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Amazing.

8:02 pm  
Blogger elleeseymour said...

At least he hadn't been buried alive, poor man.

5:48 pm  

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