Husband Spots His 'Dead' Wife Breathing Just Moments Before Her Cremation
A 70-year-old woman who was thought to be dead woke up moments before she was due to be cremated.
The grandmother had been lying in a cold coffin for three days before her husband eventually noticed that she was still breathing and raised the alarm.
Phinij Sopajorn had been lying in a coffin in a temple in Thailand for days before her Buddhist funeral was due to take place.
Her husband Thawin Sopajorn, who is 73 years old, was washing her face, as is customary before a funeral like this, but moments before they were due to load the body of his wife into the incinerator, he noticed that she was breathing and her eyelids were flickering.
He shouted for help and the paramedics were called to the scene. They performed CPR and then were able to confirm that Mrs Sopajorn was very much still alive.
Naturally, Mr Sopajorn was delighted. He said that he'd had doubts about whether she was really dead or not, as her body hadn't succumbed to rigor mortis.
You'd have to imagine that someone is getting a telling off in the aftermath of this.
Mr Sopajorn said: "After she stopped breathing on Sunday we put her into the coffin and I thought it was strange that her body was not stiff. I bathed her and her body still moved.
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"Then during the funeral, I was the last person to touch her before the cremation. I wished for her to live a happy next life and then I saw her eyes start to move.
"I am so glad that I was right about her being alive. I gave her a hug and called my children, but they thought I had a hallucination.
"However, they had to believe me as my daughter-in-law who is a doctor checked and confirmed that she was alive, but her pulse was very weak."
The doctors then performed resuscitation on Mrs Sopajorn, but while she was clearly alive, she couldn't talk or respond properly.
She is currently at home receiving care, but is not expected to pull through.
However, she did gain a bit of extra time.
Her husband added: "My wife's condition is severe and I don't think she can ever be cured. But she was still alive and it was not her time to die.
"If she was cremated while she was still alive this would be very bad. How could we allow that? It would be the wrong thing to happen.
"I am very thankful that I noticed my wife was still alive. We will continue caring for her until she has passed away."
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