Chris Hettinger Obituary, Death – Chris Hettinger, the father of a 10-year-old girl named Heath and a 6-year-old son named Harrison, died brutally and unexpectedly. The news has left us feeling profoundly desolate. According to the web sources, it appears that he has died away, and the news of his death has filled our hearts with the deepest imaginable sadness that words can describe. Chris sustained a heart attack at 3 p.m. on Monday. Someone saw him drive into the ditch and came at the scene nearly immediately thereafter. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the site at 3:15 p.m. and immediately began CPR. This much is apparent.
A cardiologist notified me this morning that Chris had ventriculoatrial tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, both of which contributed to his cardiac arrest. In the subsequent 40–90 minutes, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered at the site, in the ambulance, and in the emergency room of the hospital. At that time, the emergency hospital medical staff were able to stabilize Chris’ heart condition with medication. He was then transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Methodist Hospital.
Since Monday evening, he has been regulating his body temperature in order to protect his brain to the maximum extent possible. Since then, he has been maintained on a ventilator and sedated heavily. The nurse began weaning him off the medication around midnight, which was Wednesday’s early hours.
Additionally, she assisted him in returning to normal temperature. In the wee hours of the morning, tests were conducted in search of a “meaningful neurological reaction.” Unfortunately, Chris has not improved after having a battery of tests. Since his brain attempts to recover from the damage, there is a ray of hope that a miracle may occur overnight, as Nurse Chad has warned that SOME persons may require 48 to 72 hours to recover from the sedated state.