Last Saturday the West Virgina
woman's heart stopped around 1:30 a.m. The doctors could not find a pulse and her body started to begin the death process of rigor mortis. She was put on life support even though life appeared to have left her body.
“Her skin had already started to harden and her fingers curled,” Thomas’ son, Jim, told NewsNet5.com. “Death had set in.”
Thomas was rushed to a West Virginia hospital to be put on a special machine that induces hypothermia. The process cools the body down for 24 hours and then rewarms it.
Her heart stopped again after the procedure.
As the family started to mourn and say their good-byes doctors kept Thomas attached to a ventilator as organ donation possibilities were discussed.
Then the impossible happened.
Thomas wake up and started talking.
“The nurse said, ‘I’m so sorry, Mrs. Thomas,’ and mom said, ‘That’s OK, honey, that’s OK,’” Jim Thomas said.
The medical miracle was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic where specialists found she was A-OK.
Thomas thinks that God may have something in store for her.
“I know God has something in store for me, another purpose,” Val Thomas said. “I don’t know what it is, but I’m sure he’ll tell me.”