Paul Dies in China -- Part 2
As I regain consciousness
Two doctors were sticking needles between my fingers while two more were doing the same to the toes. Another had a canvas bag with hoses attached and going down my throat. Another had a needle in my chest and one had her fingernail pressing hard under my nose. I was fascinated with this activity until I realized it was me who was getting the fine treatment. I didn't quite know what had happened. There were many very worried people looking on and when the saw me come to, they looked relieved. My boss looked very worried.
|Paul Gets an EKG|
They Explain the Situation
According to the doctors, 18 minutes after the shot on the wrist I fell to the floor. When they got to me I had no pulse, no blood pressure and breathing had stopped. And they were worried, very worried. It took 6.5 minutes to get the heart going again and some 18 minutes to regain consciousness. After a while on the floor they moved me to a gurney. They then sent someone to get Bernice. It was most fortunate that she had not come with me or they might have had two patients. They got me into a car and off to the hospital we went. They kept asking me how I felt and I replied I really didn't know. All my nerves were totally shot.