GROVE CITY, OH (WCMH) – Two months ago, 75-year-old Eloise Barnette’s family were planning funeral arrangements.
“We set up the visitation, the funeral services,” said her daughter Beverly Dale.
Today, Barnette has defied medical odds and is going back home.
Her story began 12 weeks ago, when she was brought to Mount Carmel West hospital unresponsive, after her husband wasn’t able to wake her up in the morning.
“One organ after another started failing,” said Dale. “They’d fix one and something else would go wrong.”
Dr. Matt Wooten at Mount Carmel West said they ruled out a brain infection, stroke, even meningitis.
“We really didn’t know exactly what was going on,” said Dr. Wooten. “We had a lot of suspicions, but it wasn’t really anything definite.”
Barnette wasn’t getting any better, and her ventilator was taken out on November 8th.
“We stayed there and just waited for her to go,” said Dale.
But, she kept on breathing.
“We just kept praying,” said …