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‘Brain dead’ woman recovers

 

A woman who was diagnosed as being brain dead has recovered three days after her husband begged doctors to put in a breathing tube before switching off a ventilator.

Gloria Cruz, 56, underwent brain surgery after a tumor was discovered when she suffered a stroke on March 7 and was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Australia, Fox News reports.

Doctors told her husband Tani Cruz, 51, the case was “hopeless” and she would probably die within 48 hours following the surgery.

After two weeks, a breathing tube was inserted in Mrs Cruz’s mouth and the ventilator was turned off. Hospital staff were stunned when she woke from her coma three days later.

When a doctor recommended that the ventilator be removed and Gloria Cruz be allowed to die, her husband told them, “I’m a Catholic — I believe in miracles.”

“I told him that God knows how much I love her — that I don’t want her to suffer but I don’t want her to leave us,” he said.

A doctor described her recovery as “a miracle.”

SOURCE

Husband Celebrates Miracle as ‘Brain Dead’ Wife Wakes Up in Hospital (Fox News)

 
 
 
 

3 Comments

  1. casimir Fronczek says:

    Man proposes – but God disposes

  2. john burger says:

    I know of a similar case where a woman who was said to be brain dead recovered enough to go home from the hospital after being annointed with the sacrament of the sick.

  3. Christy says:

    WOW! Maybe asking for a breathing tube when ventilators are turned off IS THE WAY TO “not” GO! Doctors are only human;praise God!!

 
 

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