Wow what a week! It was an eye opening emotional kind of week. Tuesday a friend and coworker of mine had a siezure coming back from a jobsite, just before he entered our office! He had a massive heart attack.
God was certainly watching over him during this trial, just as he was walking to the front entrance a group of medically trained firefighters (one a CPR instructor) was just leaving our building. They had been in a training class in our conference room. The instructor of the group began CPR immediately and is credited with saving his life.
The ambulance arrived just in time for the EMT to use the de-fib equipment when his heart stopped beating, thus saving his life again! He was then transported to a nearby hospital; while in route I am told his heart stopped once again. They saved him once more and eventually Tuesday evening installed a stint into a 95% blocked artery.
He was critical for a couple of days, with a possibility of some brain damage. Today he is conscience, doing good (for someone surviving a massive heart attack) and it appears there may be little or no brain damage.
God has worked miracles in his life! My friend is 48 years old and until now a lot healthier than I (or so we thought)! Wednesday there were a few calls to the office wanting to know how I was doing! It seems as news spread through out the base that someone in my section had a massive heart attack, there was a lot of assumptions made that it was the old diabetic guy (me)! It is a shocker that it is the youngest in our office, the guy who goes to the fitness center three time a week and is more than 10years my junior!
Cheryl and I are re-evaluating our retirement plans and looking for ways to move the dates up! Until next time....