On Friday, April 15 we were on our way to Phoenix, Arizona for a weeks vacation that would start with a wedding on April 16. Our friends, Jane and Tom Hoffman accompanied us for the week and they were also staying the week after to hike in Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
On the evening of Wednesday, April 20 we had dinner and then Lee started having chest pain's and not feeling well. We asked him if he thought that we should take him to the hospital and he said "no, it is just gas pains; I will feel better in the morning". He had a bit of a restless night but said that he felt better when he got up the next morning. We were out and about the whole next day and got home at three o'clock in the afternoon. We all went into our timeshare and Lee sat down on the couch beside Tom. Just seconds later Tom heard snoring and looked over and Lee's head was back with his eyes rolled back and would not respond to Tom. Tom immediately dialed 911 and came into my bedroom and said that Lee was not well. When I saw Lee and checked for a pulse he had none so I pulled him flat onto the couch and began compressions. Soon after Tom came back with a woman that had just stopped by our front desk and was a certified CPR instructor and knew that we needed her help. She came into our livingroom and took over for me and continued compressions for about 8 minutes until the EMT's arrived and then they proceeded to shock him 3 times alternating with compressions. Once they were finally able to get a weak pulse they loaded him onto the board and off we went to Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa. They continued compressions and shocked him two more times before we arrived at the hospital. They were able to get a strong pulse and stabilize his vitals. I was very impressed with the care both of us received that day. Lee will never have a better scenario for a second chance at life. Lu