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