(CBS) Three months ago, Paula Maestas died while she was in labor with her second child, and then came back to life.
While in the delivery room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colo., Paula developed amniotic fluid embolus, a rare and dangerous condition. In 90 percent of cases, people die. Only 1 percent of women who survive are neurologically intact.
Richard hit the floor when the doctors began CPR. The doctors initially thought he had fainted. But Richard was praying.
"I was going down on one knee. I didn't know -- I was helpless. All I could do was pray. They thought I was fainting. I said,'No. I'm OK. I'm just praying.' But you know, I'm thankful that I have God and that I can -- I have that strength, because in and of myself, there was nothing else I could have done," he says.
Yeah, the happy ending had little to do with the doctors and nurses who used technology to save her and the baby. JEEBUS SAVED THEM! He gone and done a miracle!Paula says she views what happened as a true miracle, and learned that God will always be there for her and her family.
Her husband agrees. He also offers his thanks to the medical team at St. Joseph's. "I wish there was another word, higher up, that would do justice. Thank you just doesn't do it.
"They gave me back my family," he says. "Ultimately, God did it, but they were very quick to act. Within 10 seconds there must have been 30 or 40 people initially in the room and then all along the way, there was that many people, if not more, just taking care of everything that needed to be taken care of." Paula is back in business. She has her own insurance business and works part time.
So where was Jeebus when she suffered the embolism? I guess maybe he was out of the office, but fortunately he got back in time to take her husband's call.
I wonder how many people starved to death during the time the medical staff were fighting for her life. I wonder how many were killed in accidents, how many got murdered, how many had sudden heart failure, during those minutes. Because her husband tied up Jeebus saving her life, THEY'RE ALL DEAD! IT'S ALL THEIR FUCKING FAULT! THEY SHOULD BE TRIED FOR MANSLAUGHTER!
I think a university should do a double-blind study of this phenomenon of Jeebus saving people. They should throw voluteers off a cliff, and pray for their lives as they fall. Another group of experimenters should throw volunteers off a cliff, and not pray for them. See if there is a difference in the death rates. A statistically significant difference might prove that there is a Jeebus, and that he answers prayers.
And why the fuck does this woman run an insurance business, if she's so sure about Jeebus? Why do fundies buy insurance at all? If something bad happens, just pray! And if the person dies, just pray for Jeebus to make it up with money! Selling and purchasing insurance is a sign of a lack of faith in Jeebus!
I might just volunteer to be one of those thrown off the cliff. I am about ready to fucking give up on any hope for mankind.