播放佛教诵经唤醒了“沉睡”的植物人

来自于英国切尔滕纳姆的退了休的Frank Soo遭遇了一次可怕的车祸。医生下的诊断书中说,存活的希望非常渺茫。

一连五天,73岁的Frank一直都在病床上昏迷不醒,在死亡线上挣扎着。

绝望中,抱着试试看的一线希望,Frank的一位亲友为他在医院里播放佛教的诵经音乐,以此试图刺激他的感官。

令人惊异的是,几分钟以后,Frank居然有了反应,他第一次睁开了眼睛。现在他能说话、行动和吃饭……

Frank39岁的女儿Karen Soo说:“这样的转机简直难以令人置信。”

“当他第一次被送进医院的时候,医生说他遭受了致命的头部创伤,熬过去的可能性几乎没有。我们必须做最坏的打算。但他向来体格强健,如果有人可以在这种情况下挺过去,那一定就是他了。”

Frank昏迷了五天,靠呼吸机维持着生命。当我们开始播放佛教的诵经音乐时,他的状况即刻开始转变,首先他睁开了眼睛。

然后,他可以握紧他的右手,可以移动他的四肢……我们每天都惊喜地看到他的进步。

Frank Soo是万圣节教堂的忠实拥护者,今年3月在从镇中心赶回家的路上,被一辆疾驰而来的银色宝马车撞到。

那个时候警察说,他头部被撞开,头骨碎裂,随时有失去生命的危险。

听到他不幸的消息,全家立即立即冲到了医院,守候在他身边。Frank的两个儿子也从泰国即刻坐飞机赶到了伦敦。

Frank的女儿Karen说,现在整个家庭因他状况的改善而重新振作了起来。

Buddhist chants help revive Cheltenham coma man

Gloucestershire Echo, April 17, 2012

Cheltenham, UK — WHEN pensioner Frank Soo suffered horrific head injuries in a car accident in Cheltenham, doctors gave him little chance of survival.

<< HEARTENED: Frank Soo and his wife of 49 years, Kitty

The 73-year-old, who lives in Pittville, was left in a coma for five days, clinging to life by a thread.

In a desperate bid to stimulate his senses, relatives played Buddhist chanting in his ward at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Amazingly, he began to respond within minutes, opening his eyes for the first time.

Now he is talking, moving and eating – albeit from his hospital bed – and looks set to confound medical experts by making a full recovery.

His daughter Karen Soo, 39, said: “It has been an incredible turnaround.

“When he was first admitted to hospital, doctors said he had ‘catastrophic’ head injuries and was not likely to pull through.

“We had to prepare ourselves for the worst.

“But he has always had a very strong constitution and we knew if anyone could pull through it was him.

“He was unconscious for five days and on a life support machine. But when we started playing the music, his condition improved straightaway. First of all he opened his eyes.

“Then he was able to squeeze his right hand and move his limbs. He is taking small steps every day. It is amazing to see.”

The accident took place on March 15, during Race Week, when Mr Soo, a stalwart of All Saints Church, was walking home from the town centre. He was struck by a silver BMW in North Place.

At the time, police said he was in a life-threatening condition with lacerations to the head and a fractured skull. Officers did not arrest anyone in connection with the incident.

On hearing news of the incident his family rallied round to be at his bedside.

His two sons, Mark and Ian, who live in Thailand, caught the next flight to London to be near him and their mother Kitty – Frank’s wife of 49 years.

Karen said the whole family had been heartened by his progress。

And she put his remarkable recovery down to an inner strength inherited from his father Soo Yow, who arrived in Cheltenham in 1948 and founded what is thought to be the town’s first Chinese restaurant – Ah Chow, at the site of what is now the Mayflower, in Clarence Street.

“I don’t know how to describe it, but my dad has always been very resilient,” she added.

“He has had a calmness about him and takes everything in his stride. We knew if anyone could make it, he could. And he is proving us right.

“There is still a long road to making a full recovery but we are very hopeful now. The hospital staff have been fantastic and we would like to thank them for all they have done.

“It just shows – you should never give up hope.”

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