Man Thought Nearly “Brain-Dead” Recovers, Leaves Hospital

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(AP) — A man whose children had decided to remove his breathing tubes has recovered and left an Omaha hospital after weeks of therapy.

Now his family members call T. Scott Marr — once nearly brain-dead — the “miracle man.”

Marr originally was diagnosed with a stroke on Dec. 12 after he was found lying in his bed, unresponsive but breathing. He was rushed to Methodist Hospital and soon placed on a breathing machine in intensive care.

Marr showed no neurological improvement by the time his family returned the following day. Brain swelling — primarily in the back of the brain — concerned his doctors.

“We were worried in this case that this was not a reversible process and that it was going to proceed to brain death,” said Dr. Rebecca Runge. CONTINUE