The Doctors Said No, But God!
July 31, 2017
Husband refuses to take his wife off life support and what all the doctors said would not happened manifested before his eyes. She woke up from a coma after a massive heart attack, and now they are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. They both give credit to the power of prayer.
The Daily Mail reports that Alexander Way, 44, was left devastated after his beloved wife Beatrice, 42, suffered a stroke and a heart attack at their home in the village of Ugley, Essex, six years ago. With Beatrice in a coma, Alexander recalled how he was ‘stunned’ when doctors asked whether he would end her life support and donate her organs. He vehemently refused and urged the team to continue treatment. Beatrice defied the odds to make a full recovery and last year the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rosemary. Beatrice and Alexander were moving into their home in Ugley, where they spend part of the year, when Beatrice suddenly felt ill and suffered a heart attack.
“I was falling but I managed to call out to Alexander. I showed all the signs of a stroke and he held and comforted me until the ambulance paramedics arrived and took me to hospital.’ Two days later she slipped into a coma.”
“The doctors insisted Beatrice had very little brain response and that there was no way she could ever improve. If she did wake up at all she would barely respond to others. She would also be blind.”
Alexander refused to give doctors permission to switch off Beatrice’s life support. Pictured, the family at home together in Ugley Green, Essex
“A lot of words were exchanged. In no uncertain terms I told them, “Don’t switch off my wife’s life support. I was stunned, angry and felt they were ending my wife’s life without considering further treatment. I was adamant that more could be done.”
Doctors also asked whether he would donate her organs for transplants. Instead Beatrice was transferred to a neurosurgical unit where she received specialist treatment. Four weeks later woke up in hospital. The mother-of-one later learned she had suffered the attack due to a heart defect called congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Over the next nine months Beatrice underwent intensive rehabilitation that helped her overcome the paralysis which affected her left leg and arm. Despite doctors warning against the couple falling pregnant, Beatrice and Alexander pressed ahead and in June last year they welcomed Rosemary. Alexander is quoted saying,
“Hopefully our experience will give others the confidence to know that it is possible to continue when their relatives are desperately ill. That is something we feel quite strongly about. It is vital to explore all the options before agreeing to life and death decisions about loved ones. I have no doubt whatsoever that prayer kept us going in our darkest days. It was so important to us throughout it all. I am truly blessed to have Beatrice and Rosemary. We owe the miracle of Beatrice’s survival and Rosemary to God.”
Beatrice added: “I am so grateful to Alexander for questioning the doctors who thought my life was over. He saved my life.”
The Daily Mail copy / TRUNEWS contribution.