Hubby brought back from dead af­ter 68mins when wife pleads for fi­nal go with de­fib­ril­la­tor

Daily Record - - NEWS - MARTIN FRICKER

A HUS­BAND who died for more than an hour was brought back to life af­ter his wife begged medics to “try one more time”.

Sue Davies, 62, was told by a doc­tor that her hus­band Chris Hickey was dead af­ter he suf­fered a mas­sive heart at­tack.

Medics had spent 55 min­utes per­form­ing CPR on the 63-year-old and used a de­fib­ril­la­tor 11 times.

They broke the news to Sue that noth­ing more could be done to save her hus­band of 38 years. But she re­fused to ac­cept Chris was gone and pleaded with them to carry on try­ing to save him.

Medics treat­ing him agreed and sud­denly felt a pulse 13 min­utes later af­ter us­ing the de­fib­ril­la­tor again.

Chris was rushed to hospi­tal from their home in Chel­tenham, Glouces­ter­shire, and put in an in­duced coma. Doc­tors warned Sue he could still die and had al­most cer­tainly suf­fered brain dam­age af­ter be­ing starved of oxy­gen for so long.

But he re­gained con­scious­ness two days later in June and showed no signs of brain dam­age. Chris said: “There must be about 50 peo­ple who helped save my life but right at the top of the pyra­mid is my wife.

“It’s awe-in­spir­ing. What more can you do for some­one?”

Sue sprang into ac­tion when she found Chris col­lapsed in their bed­room, bat­tling to save his life with CPR be­fore the emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived.

She said: “There’s no magic to it – you just have to do it.”

LUCKY MAN Chris Davies

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