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Of course this is Easter Sunday but it was also 32 years ago this weekend a gunman tried to tell Ronald Reagan.
Today a story you've never heard before about how what doctors save the president's life with what he believes was some divine help.
Here's our power player of the and we needed to come over the hospital right away.
That was how doctor Sam Spagnuolo learned 32 years ago he was about to take on the case of his life.
He was the head of the -- department at George Washington University Hospital.
And Ronald Reagan who would sustained a gunshot to the long was in the operating room.
The bullet went through here and watched over here on the inner surface of the lungs so another inch or 200 would have been -- the -- Spagnuolo first saw the president when he was wheeled in to the recovery room.
But we put him on the ventilator right away.
And he was getting some sedation and I stayed there until we finally got him off the -- later about 3 o'clock in the morning.
The doctor says Reagan did well the first couple of days his condition is serious but not critical then things changed.
Spagnuolo kept a -- he's making public for the first time -- 5 April 3 nineteen.
81 I was called at home and requests and to return to the hospital I arrived at the presidential suite and asked the nurse in charge.
What was going on.
She told me the president's temperature was almost a 104 degrees.
And he was not looking well that.
Maine all of us a little nervous about which way this was -- ago when you say which way this is gonna go.
Was his life in danger at that point I thought.
His life was -- that's got to take your breath away and hit the Spagnuolo ordered a battery of tests to check foreign faction.
But the president's medical team resisted things were going a little slower than I'd hope so what did you site.
If we don't get movement I'm not -- and walk off this case.
The other doctors agreed to the -- but they've found no sign of infection.
Still Spagnuolo was convinced that was the problem and put Reagan on antibiotics.
Within 24 hours his temperature went down.
Thirty years later what do you think would have happened if you had not intervened and given them this broad dose of antibiotics.
He might not have gotten better Spagnuolo signed by the president bedside in the morning for the next two weeks watching TV and listening to his stories.
There was no mention of politics.
They nine Tuesday April 7 I went to the president's room and spoke with him for ten to fifteen minutes.
He looked better and his spirits were good he continued to tell me if various stories at that time about his early days in Hollywood.
Months later the -- invited the medical team to the Oval Office to fight them for saving the president's life.
Reagan always said his recovery was miraculous issue doctor Spagnuolo agrees.
I externally think somebody was watching over me all the time making sure that thing was -- well I formally.
To any extra help that I could get from the good lord above.
I spoke with Nancy Reagan this weekend and asked if she had a message for doctors -- -- She said please send him a big big thank --
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