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TigrrrDad
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Watched a man die today...
...and watched him brought back to life. Inspiring sight to behold. Was at a sporting event and a guy in his late 30s dropped during the competition. A nurse in the crowd and a paramedic on duty rushed to his aid. Went from a blood pressure cuff to a defibrillator pretty quickly, and the guy was a goner. Then they started some very aggressive CPR for what seemed like forever. Did not look good at all. They were switching out on some serious compressions - well beyond what I've seen and done on a dummy in CPR class. The nurse commented afterwards "break a rib if you have to but get those compressions. " They brought him back and the crowd broke into applause. I was shocked that they got him back. I've never witnessed anything like that - intense indeed.
Props to all the life savers out there who work miracles like this on a daily basis.
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LZ83
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re: Watched a man die today...
Good stuff. I x-rayed a patient today and she passed away like 10 mins later. She had cancer that spread.


El Segundo Guy
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re: Watched a man die today...
I watched my father in law pass away this morning. Cancer sucks.


LZ83
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re: Watched a man die today...
Yes it does. It is a hopeless feeling for us in the medical field.


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TheFonz
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re: Watched a man die today...
I saw my father die and be brought back to life on his living room floor. Absolute terror for all of us but the St. George fire boys did a helluva job.


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cajunangelle
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re: Watched a man die today...
and there are jackasses who sue when grammas ribs get broken bringing her back to life.
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Passing Wind
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re: Watched a man die today...
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Cancer sucks

Yes it does. Lost my step dad 2 years ago to leukemia after he fought it for 3 years or so. Good man. Didn't deserve that. Sat with him while he labored to breath at home. There's a term for it, but basically death breathing. If I never hear that again I'd be fine with that.


Motorboat
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re: Watched a man die today...
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and there are jackasses who sue when grammas ribs get broken bringing her back to life.
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Bull shite.


LZ83
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re: Watched a man die today...
No it's not bullshite, unfortunately he is right.


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ThatMakesSense
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re: Watched a man die today...
His Watch has ended.


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R11
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re: Watched a man die today...
I've witnessed this as well.

One most inspired I've ever Been


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Minnesota Tiger
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re: Watched a man die today...
My sister flatlined in her kitchen 6 years ago. Fire dept got there in minutes and brought her back. She said the worst of it, besides dying, was recovering from broken ribs.


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Watched a man die today...
Lost my dad in 2009....Mom (a RN CPR Instructor-Instructor)was doing CPR on him. Sometimes when the good Lord calls you home...even CPR can't help. Dad's cardiac arrest was due to a PE.


caill430
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re: Watched a man die today...
Death breathing is called the death rattle. Mother died of lung cancer 5 years ago and I never want to hear that sound again.


PrivatePublic
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re: Watched a man die today...
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and there are jackasses who sue when grammas ribs get broken bringing her back to life.


They never win. There are implied consent and lifesaver protections for rescuers.


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doublecutter
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re: Watched a man die today...
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. Sometimes when the good Lord calls you home...even CPR can't help.


Back in 1986, my dad collapsed on h is front lawn while trimming some bushes. His next door neighbor was a cardiologist at Oshner, he was with my dad within minutes. He started CPR and when the paramedics arrived he got the portable shock machine and shocked him. No use, he died. The neighbor told me that sometimes with a serious heart attack that there is nothing at all they can do.


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#1TigerFan
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re: Watched a man die today...
I witnessed this right next to me in Tiger Stadium. A concessions guy had the aisle blocked selling bottled Cokes and a few fans were standing behind him waiting to get by. When the play resumed they all squatted down so everyone could see. When the play was over everyone stood up to go except the lady next to me. I looked at her face and saw her eyes roll back and then she falls back and hits the steps with a thud. I had no life saving training so I sprinted down to the portal and got a State Trooper to call for paramedics. As I went down a doctor in the section over noticed the commotion and jumped the wall to go to her aid. When I got back to my seat my date told me the doctor checked for a pulse then hauled off and hit her in the chest with a hammer blow with his clenched fist. She came back to life and was taken away by the paramedics. Everyone was elated to see her coming up the steps a few weeks later.


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Volvagia
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re: Watched a man die today...

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Death breathing is called the death rattle.



No, no it isn't.

Not saying death rattle isn't a thing, or it isn't bad to hear, but it isn't synonymous to "death breathing" and it doesn't hold a candle to what I suspect he was referring to: Cheyne–Stokes.

End stage respiration that has the patient have rapid fire breathing (which may or may not have thick phlegm present causing the "rattle"), broken up by periods of silence, and then restart with a gasp.

It's easily one of the worst things about a death watch IMO.

You are there with family and everyone freezes wondering if this was it.

Repeat every 5 minutes or so.

For hours.

Maybe days.


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Wolfhound45
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kywildcatfanone
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re: Watched a man die today...
Now that is a cool story bro.


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