最新消息張貼人：李文珠 ╱ 公告日期：2012-08-22
Dear Richard, you may have already heard this - sadly and heart-brokenly, joan wang who attended the issco manila conference passed away Saturday night local time, her ashes were carried back to Taiwan by his husband and daughter. it was quite a traumatic experience for me in part b/c all could go wrong did go wrong · She finished her presentation and Q&A fine without any sign of problem. When the session was over, she sat on her seat saying she felt dizzy and couldn’t stand up, then vomited for a while before all the sudden yelled 3-4 times ‘I couldn’t feel anything on my right hand side’ ‘I couldn’t breath on my right side’ then ‘now I couldn’t breath on my left side too’ – those were the last words she ever spoken; by then I already knew she must have had a stroke and we all yelled to have an ambulance to take her to er asap; the hotel nurse showed up and a wheel chair came, so she was pushed out of the room. The whole process went on for 8 minutes; then they were told the one-way street in bad manila traffic would take longer so she was sent to er by a regular car; · By the time she arrived, she had no heart-beat nor blood pressure. Docs tried 26 minutes to resituate before her heart was beating again, so doc said her heart stopped for 41 minutes total. Ct scan showed she indeed had stroke in her lower brain where controls the heart and respotorary system and is very narrow, the survival chance was minimum b/c she was already brain dead when she was admitted to er. Docs injected two medications to pump her heart beat/blood pressure, while compress her brain to create some room. Her husband in taiwan was notified and rushed to get visa and flew to manila and arrived about 4am yesterday. four of us [two local young hosts, a taiwan colleague jian anzhi and i] stayed the entire night in the hospital without any nap. And I had go on with my presentation at 9am; · There were some other medical procedures taken tempting to keep her alive yesterday, but she was pronounced dead in the evening, the entire process went 30 hours. She would have been 52 years old in two weeks, and leaving behind her husband and two daughters. Visitation would be 5-6pm today then she’d be cremated and her ashes would be brought back to taiwan by her younger daughter [15 years old] accompanied by her husband. I took this rather heavily not only b/c I’ve known her for 8 years and meet 4-5 times during conferences, but also her age, the sudden stroke without any prior problem, physical and mental exhaustion, and especially witnessed the entire process. I was here about only 72 hours, and but more than 50 were deeply involved in this matter. Some colleagues said it must have been fate that I decided to come at very last minute just to bid her farewell in person… it’s so sad and devastating. but I have to move on as no one could have saved her life within the parameters of us as non-medical personnel but things could have been different, at least I wouldn’t have felt almost personally guilt for not doing things that should have been done. I recall the last time the three of us were together was after 2010 issco when we sang the song by monk hongyi when we said we were ‘issco choir’ and would sing again together at next issco conference. sadly that would never materialized physically but let’s do it anyway to commemorate her life that was too short…….
最後修改時間：2012-09-17 PM 4:34