12-24-2011, 02:31 AM #1
AZ Christmas Miracle Coma patient wakes up hours before taken off life support
Coma patient wakes up hours before taken off life support
PHOENIX (KABC) -- In what some may call a Christmas miracle, an Arizona college student woke up from a coma hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...rld&id=8478219A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.
Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.
Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.
Suspect in the murders of:
5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA
Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ
Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
P.O. Box 29540
Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
or send an email to email@example.com
12-25-2011, 02:56 PM #2
Just goes to show you that Drs. don't know everything.
I was just thinking, they say that a patient in a coma sometimes can hear and understand, they just can't respond back. This guy evidently was just below the level of conciousness. Can you imagine if he heard them making preparations to remove the life support and understood what that meant for him?
Good to see that he has a good prognosis now.Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight
12-26-2011, 10:56 AM #3
They were going to take him off support after only three months? That seems way too soon, imo. (I have a friend who was in a coma for nearly a year who rose out of it, she was left with some disability in her coordination, speech, etc. but intact personality wise).
So happy for him-- and his family-- he's already getting around!
Last edited by Quiche; 12-26-2011 at 11:32 AM.
12-26-2011, 11:04 AM #4
When they say he was "believed" to be brain dead, I have to assume they didn't actually use instruments to detect brain stem activity??
12-26-2011, 04:17 PM #5Registered User
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"For days Schmid didn't seem to be responding, but what puzzled his doctor was that he did not see fatal injuries on the MRI scan. So he decided to keep Schmid on life support longer."
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arizona...1#.TvjIjVbZWSoJust my opinion
12-26-2011, 08:51 PM #6
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