Kathi: "It's 6 o'clock, Andy. Time to eat."
No response ... Andy's asleep seated in front of the television. Kathi nudges him-no response. She listens for breathing, feels his neck, and phones 911.
Agent: "What is the nature of the emergency?"
Kathi: "I can't wake my husband, his neck is warm, but I can't hear him breathing."
Agent: "Where are you located?"
Kathi tells the 911 operator their address.
Agent: "Can you do CPR?"
Agent: "I'll talk you through CPR while the paramedics come. Is he on the floor?"
Agent: "You need to place him on the floor."
Kathi: "He's too heavy."
Agent: "Is there someone in the house that can help you?"
Kathi: "No, but I can get the neighbors," walking out the door.
Agent: "What's their telephone number?"
Kathi: "It's faster I go over there than take time to look up their number," knocking on the door ... "Betty."
Betty: "Yes, Kathi."
Kathi: "I need Bernie to help me with Andy in the office."
Bernie: "What's the matter?"
A paramedic arrives and heads towards them..
Kathi to paramedic: "No. This way."
They follow her into the home office.
Kathi into cell phone: "The paramedic's arrived. Thanks for your help."
The paramedic gets Andy on the floor and begins CPR. Betty and Bernie sit in the waiting room when more paramedics and a police officer arrive. He asks Kathi questions while the three paramedics work on resuscitating Andy.
From the death certificate: The immediate cause of death a. Acute Myocardial Infarction; Due to ( or as a consequence of) b. Diabetes Milletus; Due to ( or as a consequence of) c. Obesity. Date of death: April 20, 2005. Time of death: 6:02 pm.
Did the prologue grab your attention in the same way it has grabbed the attention of everyone else?