Arizona woman deemed 'clinically dead' comes back to life
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- An Arizona woman who doctors said was clinically dead was revived this week by one of her co-workers.
Debbie Biggles had just started her shift at a pet grooming salon in Scottsdale Saturday when doctors believe she suffered a heart attack. She remembers she was pre-shaving a Golden Doodle and putting it in the tub. Suddenly, her co-workers say she dropped to the floor, unconscious.
"I saw her laying on the floor in the back corner," said Chelsea Loucks, "She was like blue-purpleish."
Loucks said Biggles had no pulse and her breathing was shallow. She began performing chest compressions on her and singing "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, a song she used to keep her breathing rhythmic.
A whole 26 minutes later, Biggles regained consciousness.
Dr. Kurt Solem, of Scottsdale Emergency Associates, said the incident can only be described as a miracle.
"In fact, I wrote down the prognosis is grim and neurological damage was highly likely," said Dr. Solem.
Solem said by the time Biggles arrived to the hospital, her heart was beating and she was maintaining blood pressure.
The incident is being used as a learning experience for Kosmos' Doghouse. Biggles' boss says she plans on having the entire staff CPR certified.