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'Brain dead' woman recalls terrifying moment she heard doctors ask her husband to switch off her life support
A woman who was believed to be brain-dead has told of the terrifying moment she heard doctors asking her family for permission to turn off her life-support.
Jenny Bone, 40, fell critically ill after contracting a severe form of the rare nerve condition known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
It left her paralysed and medics summoned her husband John fearing she would not survive.
Although Jenny appeared unconscious she could hear what was being discussed but was unable to speak because she had undergone a tracheotomy.
She listened as doctors asked John, 58, if he agreed to ending her life, saying: "What are your wife's wishes about being kept alive on a ventilator."
Luckily, he insisted on giving Jenny more time and the mum-of-one was placed into a medically induced coma.
Thanks to his decision she made a full recovery to return to work as a building surveyor and recently took part in a 5km charity run.
Jenny said: "I was actually very surprised that my husband told them to not switch off the life support machine.
"Like most couples, we'd had the conversation about what we would do if that sort of thing happened to the other person, and I said I would like it to be switched off.
"So he actually went against my wishes, but I am obviously very pleased he did that now."
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