SEATTLE, July 13, 2009 -- On July 12, KING Television (channel 5; NBC) aired a story during their 5 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts about a Seattle firefighter who has returned to work after suffering a life-threatening aneurysm March 11.
Nine days after suddenly suffering the worst headache of her life, the 22-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department rushed herself to the hospital and was diagnosed as having had an aneurysm. She was put into a drug-induced coma and surgeons performed surgery. During the operation, blood stopped flowing to the right side of her head.
The 48-year-old Lieutenant says it was the experience and support of Dr. Joseph Eskridge and the neuroscience team at Swedish Medical Center that saved her life.
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