In their own words
Pressmaster/Shutterstock We explored a Reddit thread where doctors and nurses shared the recovery stories that baffled and amazed them. The results show that modern medicine, combined with the power of human determination, can overcome incredible circumstances. For more medical dramas, check out these 11 crazy stories from emergency room nurses.
“The worst MRI I’d ever seen”
VILevi/Shutterstock “I was on the stroke team. Saw a guy come in from the local prison. He had been an IV drug user and had bacteria in his blood, on his heart valves, and growing in multiple spots in his brain. His MRI was the worst-looking one I had ever seen. He was entirely comatose and on life support. We all knew he probably wouldn’t last long…It was decided that he was to be taken off life support.
“A few months later, one of my buddies ran into the guy and his family in the hospital elevator. He was in a wheelchair and actually talking. My friend had no idea how to react and actually started crying and apologizing for telling the family he had no chance. I still have trouble comprehending how that happened.”