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38. Dead For The Second Time

When I was a student, I got called in on a stroke patient. She had coded, and they were doing CPR. They worked for 45 minutes, but she died.

They cleaned her up and called on the family to say goodbye, but by that time the family left. She had been both brain-dead and without a pulse for more than 45 minutes.

Blood had filled her brain, and she was completely grey and started to smell. Suddenly, she sat up and called for her family. The nurses rushed to get monitors and equipment back on her. They started working on her again, she stabilized, said goodbye to her family, and promptly died a second time



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