Perth, May 10: Dutch cricket coach Ryan Campbell, who was released from hospital after recovering from cardiac arrest, said he does not remember the time he spent in hospital while in an induced coma, profusely thanking the woman who administered CPR. that saved his life.
The former Australian and Hong Kong cricketer was rushed to hospital in the middle of last month while in the UK, and was forced into an induced coma. After assuring himself that he had not suffered brain or heart damage, Campbell, 50, was released and doctors ruled out the possibility of a heart attack as the cause.
In an interview with Australian radio station Triple M in Perth, Campbell said he had little recollection of the seven-day hospital stay.
“I have no recollection (of the induced coma),” Campbell said. “When I woke up I was a bit confused, I thought I was in Hong Kong (where Campbell played and trained), and I was asking my wife why I was in Hong Kong without my children. Seven days of my life I will never do it.” to remember.
“My daughter wanted to go on the slide and I was a little bit up, and then for some reason I was tired and decided to go to bed.” A lady named Beci Bassett, who had recently completed her CPR training, was near her when Campbell went into cardiac arrest.
“The luck was that I actually lay on the foot of a girl whose mother (Bassett) was the one who saved my life with CPR. She had literally just finished her course. It was a surreal experience. I actually had lunch with her. yesterday (Monday). What would you say to someone who saved your life? To be honest, it was a great experience,” Campbell said.
Campbell, who has played two ODIs and three T20Is and has been a prolific scorer in First Class and List A matches, said a recent chest infection or battle with Covid-19 could have triggered the cardiac arrest.
“I had a chest infection when we went to South Africa (for the Cricket World Cup Super League) in November. I was a little sick but I was fine, and then I had covid in February, I think everyone on the planet has had that. Campbell said.
“I think my odds were seven percent or something, which means I get a second chance and I’m going to make sure I live it to the fullest. They say my heart is in perfect condition now, so it’s one of those rare things that nobody can point”. Campbell said he hoped to join the Dutch team before the Cricket World Cup Super League campaign.
“Actually, I’m not allowed to fly for a couple of months, so we’re going to take the ferry back (to the Netherlands. I’m going old school, I’m going back to the Don Bradman days. I’m looking. I’m looking forward to it.” to come home and get back into the grind and see my cricket team again and see how they fare, but we won’t be rushing back to that,” he added.