Well, as it turned out, Jill had suffered a cardiac arrest while she was sleeping, which had led to her brain being starved of oxygen for a number of minutes. Thankfully, though, the paramedics were able to restart her heart before making their way over to the hospital. But the hard work didn’t by any means end there.
In addition, Jill’s worrying condition meant that she had to be placed into a special state – sometimes referred to as the “Big Chill” – in order to decrease the temperature of her body. She was thus wrapped up in a blanket of sorts, which helped to keep her cool. As Dr. Michael Schoeffler, Jill’s physician, explained to Facing Life Head-On, “Basically it’s an induced hypothermia where we chill your body temperature down to about 33 °C [91.4 °F].”