Friday, June 10, 2011
‘Back from the Dead’
A doctor brings an amazing report during Brisbane medical conference
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- A Christian group of doctors and medical professionals listened in shocked amazement as one of their own told the incredible story of how he came back from the dead.
“I was dead for 1 hour and 25 minutes, but came back to life after my wife prayed a simple prayer,” said Dr. George, who provided all kinds of medical data that put on a large screen for the other doctors to check out.
He said that it on October 24, 2008, he returned from the dead to amaze colleagues who had battled for almost 55 minutes to revive his lifeless heart.
He said that the story began when, five days after running a medical clinic in Vanuatu, Dr. George was returning from a clinic session on the south coast of Australia with his intern when he felt minor chest pains and was “unusually hot.”
He went on, “I decided to stop the car and, as I got out and still feeling the discomfort, I called my wife, also a doctor, to let her know what was happening. She suggested that I drove straight home to Kalgoorlie.”
Dr. George said that as he did, he felt “divinely directed” to enter a clinic in Kambalda, 50 kilometers (31.6 miles) short of Kalgoorlie, where he used an electro-cardiogram (ECG) to diagnose a heart attack and receive the few drugs they had there.
For the next 60 minutes, a team of doctors and nurses used over 4,000 chest compressions and gave him 13 electrical shocks but neither his heart nor lungs responded. After one hour and 10 minutes, the doctor was pronounced dead.
Ten minutes later, his wife arrived from Kalgoorlie and was told she go in and say goodbye.
Dr. George continued by saying, “Being a doctor herself, Sherry knew that medical science had proved that if the blood supply to the brain was cut off for over three minutes the brain would begin to die, and in 20 minutes the brain would be completely dead. But as she and I had trusted Jesus Christ as Almighty God and Savior, she decided to humbly ask Him to intervene.
“Holding my hand, she prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, he is only 39, I am only 38 and we have a ten year boy. I need a miracle.’
“As soon as she said this it was as though someone had breathed life into me again and my heartbeat came back.”
Four hours later, Dr. George was flown to Royal Perth Hospital where doctors carried out an emergency procedure to clear a severly blocked artery on the right side of heart.
“The doctor thought I would not survive, and even if I did, I would be completely brain dead on a ventilator. In Perth ICU, I had kidney and liver failure and was still in a deep coma.”
On Wednesday, he was fully conscious and off the ventilator, and his memory and brain were fully functional. Then two weeks later, he was discharged and returned to full-time work after three months of steady recovery.”
As he reflects on these miraculous events, Dr. George says that he believes God wanted to teach him some important truths.
“It has proved to me that Jesus really is Creator God and Sustainer of life and that He hears and responds to the humble prayers of His servants,” he said. “I now also understand that eternity is only a breath away.
“The experience has definitely grown my relationship with God. I am now more conscious that are only that we are pilgrims on this earth, and that this life is only for a short time. So we need to focus on what lies ahead in eternity.”
Reviewing the facts of his case, both as a professional doctor and a personal survivor, Dr. George says that he is convinced that only God could have brought him back to complete health.
“I don’t think there are any documented cases of patients who were clinically dead for so long, have come back to life with their memory perfectly intact and neurologically no deficits at all,” he said. “This is something that only God can do, because medically it is impossible.”
But the doctors all believe that God is still in the miracle business. That's why they are gathering in Brisbane and will next year, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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