What about all those pts we see who die?
Anyone have strange at-death or after-death experiences with them?
I've had a few confirmed/pronounced dead pts.
come back to 'life' after a long code, probably from the delayed effects of all the epi and dopamine; (we end up coding them some more, and they always die again)
But anyone ever seen things? I had a 'brain-dead' pt. (confirmed by all possible tests and 2 drs.)
The family withdrew treatment. As soon as the ET
tube was pulled, the guy lifted both arms straight up, then slowly flexed and crossed them on his chest like he was hugging something. His mother was very religious, and she was yelling something about Lazarus, and Lord Jesus being there. The neurologist explained it as a 'last sputtering of neurons causing chaotic movement of muscles like a seizure' but he didn't see it. It was weird.