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Jiri was dead in 20 minutes – so saved his life
This year's Lifesaver+ FÖLJPRESENTERAS AVJiri was dead in 20 minutes – so saved his livVännerna thought he was joking SWEDISH HEROES

GÄVLE. My training plummeted Jiri Jerabek, 59, put together, and was dead.

His heart stood still for 20 minutes while his friends, the emergency services and paramedics, fought to save his life.

"I am so thankful that I stand here today, a lottery prize is pretty weak in comparison," he says.

About three months after the hjärtstoppet that could have cost him his life, feels Jiri Jerabek everything better. They get but he is aware of is a few painful ribs after cardiac lungräddningen and a shoulder that aches after a hjärtstartare on under the skin.

But despite the turmoil he's been through, it is the joy that dominates. For today, he knows that only about one in ten that gets a cardiac arrest, survives.

– I've had a tremendous tour and everyone who helped are heroes for me.

Would work out ”gubb-karate”

Because he himself has no memory of the days before or after the hjärtstoppet has his friends got to tell what happened.

He has also met with the emergency services and paramedics on a couple of occasions, which helped lay the puzzle and fill in the gaps.

In the middle of August, would Jiri go and work out what he calls the ”Gubb-Karate” with three of his buddies.

– We have trained a lot in the past but now it is mostly for fun once a week, " says Jiri.

When Tomas Pettersson downloaded Jiri to go and work out, he remembers how he complained that he felt tired and wilted.

– I said something about maybe it was good that he had to work out and move on, then, to be able to sleep better.

was Joking at first – then they realized the seriousness

In etc.) made even his friends Fredrik Sundgren, and Thomas Andersson up and all four warmed up with a little bit of floorball. When they stopped to stretch they saw that Jiri lay on his back on the floor.

– We asked what he was doing and joked if he had fallen asleep, " says Tomas Pettersson.

His eyes looked strange, he was very pale, and the breathing snoring.

– I thought he hyperventilerade and thought, retrieving a plastic bag from which he would breathe in, " says Tomas Petterson.

Photo: Pernilla WahlmanVännerna first thought that Jiri was joking. ”We asked what he was doing and joked if he had fallen asleep.” Wife Bitte is extremely grateful that they intervened and saved the Jiris life.

But when they couldn't find a pulse and realized his friends seriousness. While Tomas Andersson alerted the ambulance began to Fredrik Sundgren, and Thomas Pettersson with the CPR.

– We probably had not done that since my military service 20 years ago, but we got good help of the SOS-operator, " says Fredrik Sundgren.

Felt like an eternity

Tomas Andersson ran to a room next to where there was a hjärtstartare. There was also a trained police officer who recently learned CPR.

Two times they tried to get started Jiris heart with hjärtstartaren without success.

at the same time, they had continued contact with the SOS - operator. Hjärtstartaren also gave instructions on pace and rhythm.

– There was never any panic or thought that it would not go down the road. We were completely focused on continuing until help came, " says Tomas Pettersson.

It took about eight minutes before the Gästrike emergency services and styrkeledaren Daniel Holmström was in place with four firefighters.

" It was nice when they came. I blew into the air and then they felt where minutes like an eternity, " says Fredrik Sundgren.

Daniel Holmström is an instructor in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the conditions in Jiris case was optimal, as his friends continued with cpr and compressions all the time.

Jiri had no pulse

When the emergency services came in was Jiri very pale and lifeless. They took over CPR and continued with the hjärtstartare.

– Jiri was dead. His heart was flickering and he had no pulse. In such a situation it is very important that his friends done CPR as it keeps the circulation in the body, " says Daniel Holmström

Photo: Pernilla WahlmanNyligen gathered Jiri and the whole chain of emergency service provision for a emotional meeting.

Soon came the ambulance, who is medically responsible at the site and started up their hjärtstartare.

After some further shock came Jiris heart started and he began breathing spontaneously.

He was taken to the hjärtintensiven in the hospital but because his breathing was still weak, he gained the help of a respirator to breathe. He was anesthetized also down to protect vital organs.

No one knew how it would go, if he would wake up again.

the Wife would like to thank the heroes

At his side at the hospital were his wife, Bitte. Together they have eight children together with Jiri.

– I'm so glad that he survived. The ones who saved Jiri is the real heroes, " she says.

When he awoke after five days in intensive care, there were only small fragments of the memories remain.

– But just recently I remembered how I felt very tired and must lie down. It was probably when it happened, thinking he.

Jiris friends get the praise of the emergency services for they kept the peace and acted exemplary. Already after 4 to 6 minutes without CPR is damaged the brain by lack of oxygen. Thanks to the friends ' effort, the emergency services and the ambulance in a better position to save lives.

– It is they who are the real heroes, we work with it here. To act quickly and to keep up the circulation, is often essential. It can all do and the important thing is to do something, " says Daniel Holmström.

Important tip to all the

For the three träningskompisarna it means a lot to have been with and saved the life of his friend.

"It feels good that we did something right and the best of all is of course that we get to have him remain," says Fredrik.

Jiri hope to soon be able to start working as a counsellor again. Now he knows that the hjärtstoppet was caused by a hjärtmuskelinflammation.

For his friends, it has happened affected the way of thinking.

– I have realized that this can affect anyone. Therefore, you should think of to not go off by yourself, but always tell someone where you are, " says Tomas Pettersson.

For the emergency services is the meetings with Jiri valuable. He gets the clapping and hugging each time he comes to visit.

" It feels great to see him in the day. There is much misery in our job but events like this give a something back, " says Daniel Holmström.

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