Type of Spiritual Experience
This 11 year old boy had been having black out spells for several months. Finally, his parents brought him to a children's hospital for evaluation. While waiting in the lobby, he had another black out followed by a cardiac arrest. He was without a heart beat for at least 20 minutes. As a last resort the doctors tried electric shock treatment by using paddles on his chest, here is his story...
A description of the experience
I remember going to the hospital that day. My parents had gone into a room [the admitting office] when suddenly I heard a whooshing sound in my ears. I felt like you feel when you go over a bump in a car going real fast, and you feel your stomach drop out. I heard a buzzing sound in my ears.
The next thing I knew, I was in a room crouched in a corner of the ceiling. I could see my body below me. It was real dark, you know. I could see my body because it was lit up with a light, like there was a light bulb inside me
I could see the doctors and nurses working on me. My doctor was there and so was Sandy, one of the nurses. I heard Sandy say 'I wish we didn't have to do this' [this is correct she did say this]. I wondered what they were doing. I saw a doctor put jelly on my chest. My hair was really messed up. It seemed greasy, and I wished that I had washed my hair before coming to hospital. They had cut my clothes off, but my pants were still on.
I heard a doctor say 'Stand back' and then he pushed a button on one of the paddles. Suddenly I was back in my body. One minute I was looking down at my face, I could see the tops of the doctors' heads. After he pushed that button, I was suddenly looking into the doctor's face. Man that hurt. It hurts just thinking about how much it hurt. I will never forget how much it hurt when the doctor pushed that button. I still have dreams about how much it hurt.
Sometimes I wake up at night screaming from that pain
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsHeart failure and coronary heart disease
from Closer to the Light – Dr M Morse