A story of waking up from coma
Shares Iwona Kubiak
At age of 68 my father had a hip surgery, after which due to embulus he got into coma.
Time was passing, it was 17th day coming to an end. Life functions were fading, respirator was holding him to breathe, body was swelling because of body fluids blockages. Doctors couldn’t say if dad will ever wake up but we didn’t give up hope. We tried to massage him, excercise his muscles, but it was neverending work, especially that he was a well built man with a heavy weight.
One day I recalled Zygmunt Pulsson, his therapy and a massage device – PULSSON. I called him and asked for help. Zygmunt said he would come. It required a load of commitment and determination in talks with hospital authorities, and I was grateful to Zygmunt already for that he agreed to come and bring his PULSSON to emergency department.
It was Saturday. Everything took place in the emergency department in Radom hospital.
We put dad on PULSSON and Zygmunt performed his first session. It lasted about 20 minutes and we could already see that swelling on my father’s arms and legs was getting smaller. Such a result was impossible to achieve even after many hours of massage. Zygmunt scheduled next session for Sunday, he just didn’t give up! He didn’t let go like doctors, he kept on trying!
On Sunday before session Zygmunt asked for anesthesiologist to be present during his work. Maybe he was predicting that something might happen. Zygmunt started to apply various motions with his PULSSON and suddenly together with a shout: “Wiktor breathe!” he started to press dad’s chest and took an oxygen tube out of his mouth. EKG chart improved, Zygmunt kept pressing the chest and was shouting : “Wiktor breathe, look at me, breathe” and even the doctor had tears in her eyes. It was incredible, my dad started to breathe independently.
The most important was that actually each one of us could move Zygmunt’ device and give my dad the soothing pulse and movement. This pulse definitely has an influence on psyche of people in coma – I noticed changes on father’s face, in his breathing and body relaxation. He looked as if in safe place, like at home. After moving to another hospital we managed to wake my father up from coma. I am sure that we would never achive that with my father condition if it was not for Zygmunt actions and his device.