I'm not sure, but I'm thinking this guy's wife may just be having a hard time trusting the medical profession!
At their age, being pronounced "dead" just once usually does the trick. Then, just a short time later to find out your spouse isn't really dead could lead to a healthy distrust of medical folks!
Man declared dead twice in four days
By Barbara Hijek February 16, 2011 06:57 AM
A few weeks ago Leroy Tarver, 70, was pronounced dead by EMS after collapsing with chest pains, but then woke up when the mortician arrived, reports WBBH News-2 in Fort Myers.
According to a Fort Myers police report, the paramedics began CPR to resuscitate Leroy, but pronounced him dead about 30 minutes after the 911 call.
Mortician Horace Barrett says he will never forget that day when he arrived at the home to get Leroy's body: The body began twitching and gasping for air, WBBH reports.
Barrett told WBBH News he ran to get Leroy's wife and said, "He's not dead! He's not ready for me yet."
The Tarvers called 911 again — almost two hours after Leroy was initially pronounced dead.
But the miracle was short-lived: Leroy only lived another four days.
Could Leroy have been saved if the paramedics had rushed him to the hospital on their initial visit?
Officials with Lee County EMS say they are investigating the paramedics' actions.
Now, I'm only hoping that they double check before they begin an autopsy on someone like this! In fact, just to be sure, I'd want to have another opinion just before they put him in the ground!
In a case like this, I'd much rather be safe than way too sorry, ya know? But then, that's just me!
Just to celebrate being above ground this morning, let's get some fresh coffee and sit out on the patio! Life is pretty good, all in all!