Vky September 7, 2012 Honolulu, HI Yesterday, a friend and I visited a common friend at Queens’ hospital. It seemed that this morning Mr. Emilio Alvarez had a heart failure and was received at Queens’ emergency room at 3:00 am. Mr. Alvarez has had a history of heart problems. The first one happened in 1982. They operated on him trying to fix the problems with his heart. He was opened up and sent home to die in 1983. He survived and was miraculous healed and began his healing ministry. That is another story.
We arrived at the hospital ICU about 5:00 in the afternoon, Mr. Alvarez was in a bed connected to a respirator. To the right of his bed a staff member, a doctor(?), was talking on a cell phone rattling off medical terms to someone. To the left of his bed a cardiac nurse was on a computer screen entering in some data. My friend introduced herself to the nurse as the contact person. The nurse told us that he went into surgery that morning to open two blockages (with stents) but since he had many, many operations, it was not possible. They closed him up, put him on a respirator and a heart pump and called my friend at about 5:00 am that morning. An hour later the hospital called Carmela the cardiac nurse at home. She was lying in bed and hesitated picking up her phone ( it was her day off). She picked up the phone and was asked if she wanted to come in for overtime pay. They usually called at 5:00 am, She said yes. She was asked to be there at 7:00 am. She came in at 7:07 am. She lived in Aina Haina.
Matthew 8:7-9(KJV) 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, --GO-- and he goeth; and to another, --COME-- , and he cometh; and to my servant, --DO--this, and he doeth it.
When she arrived, she was updated on Mr. Alvarez’s condition. They restarted his heart two times (with a defibrillator - ?). the ICU team had done everything medically possible for Mr. Alvarez but he was clinically dead. There was no pulse or activity on the heart monitor, Mr. Alvarez’s skin was turning blue and his body began to be cold to the touch.
Carmela said when a person is in this condition she usually pulls the curtains of the window to allow the person’s spirit to depart. As she told us the story tears began to flow down her face. It seemed that she formerly attended First Assembly of God Church at Red Hill. Instead, she did something that she normally did not do. She said aloud. “Mr Alvarez, You need to talk to Jesus.” Mr. Alvarez and I was long time friend. I know he constantly talked to Jesus(Phil 4:6-7, Prov 3:5-6). She went about her nursing tasks while singing some old church hymns and praying to God. As she attended to her tasks, the heart monitor began to detect activity. This activity activated the heart pump attached to his artery near his groin. The electronic impulse coming from his heart triggered this pump to release a small volume of blood through his body. Gradually his body color was restored back to a normal pink. This was the color that we saw on Mr. Alvarez’s face when we saw him. It was a miracle. She said that the total time he was “dead” was about five hours
Lessons to be learned
I called the other day(October 24, 2012) and he said he getting around in a walker. Feb. 8, 2014 E.L. “Pops” Alvarez, 79, of Kapolei, a state maintenance technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. Mr. Alvarez was pronounced dead in September 7, 2012 but for some reason God decided to extend his life to Feb. 8, 2014.