The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 23 - Jun 13th Reports
The shots will let us do everything. Except: be a golf commissioner, watch a comedy show, be a child, support live music, drive, hike, stop at a rest area, or go to jail.
The two elements that have given rise to rise of the medical emergency, besides the named carnage like blood on the brain, stroke, or one of my favorite, a potentially death-metal inspired diagnosis: ruptured aneurysm, are: 1) Subterfuge, and 2) Mystery. And honestly, it’s just hard to tell sometimes which we’re looking at.
‘Though details remain unclear at this time, what is evident is that PGA commissioner, Jay Monahan, has been hospitalized after suffering some form of a medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘According to an announcement from the PGA Tour on Tuesday night, commissioner Jay Monahan is now recovering from a “medical situation.” There have been no further details given’ [Emphasis added]
Just an interesting note about an Amy Schumer show.
‘At one moment, she even points out that during a medical emergency at one of her gigs, no one from the show’s audience was qualified or sober enough to help.’ [Emphasis added]
Okay, this one has a definitive diagnosis: croup. Yeah, me either. The interesting thing is that this involves one of these “common cold” bugs that are all of a sudden having devastating impacts. This radio personality’s young child fell ill to it. Croup. You know.
‘Recalling the incident from a year ago, Molan explained that her daughter’s cough turned quickly into “something different and much more sinister”.
“I noticed her breathing started to get very shallow,” she says.’
‘Croup is contagious and caused by a variety of viruses, often the parainfluenza virus, that may begin as what appears to be a common cold and usually affects children aged under five years old.
The barking cough that gives croup its name is caused by inflammation of a child's windpipe and voice box (trachea and larynx) that partially causes a blockage in the windpipe.’ [Emphasis added]
So, is this common? Because…
‘Dr Golly explained croup in one word; “terrifying”, and confessed the condition had sent him - a confident and capable doctor - to the emergency department with his son four times.’ [Emphasis added]
‘With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that a beloved member of the music community Wendy Hull has passed. She suffered a health event, lost consciousness, and collapsed at work yesterday.’ [Emphasis added]
According to a family member’s Facebook post:
‘Yesterday morning, Monday, June 12, Wendy Hull was walking into her first day at her new job that she had been looking forward to.
At that point, she suffered some sort of medical issue that caused her to collapse and lose consciousness. EMS was called, and she was rushed to the hospital, however, she did not regain consciousness afterward, and despite multiple attempts to revive her, she passed away shortly after 7 p.m. central time.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A Nebraska man is recovering in a Salina hospital after his vehicle went into a building following a medical emergency along I-70.’ [Emphasis added]
‘a 2013 Volvo XC60 driven by Brian R. Schrader, 69, of Grand Island, Neb., had been headed west on the interstate and drove into the rest area.
Due to a medical emergency, KHP noted that Schrader’s car hit a parked 2020 Toyota Rav4 which had been unoccupied. Scharder’s car continued on to hit the bathroom building.’ [Emphasis added]
‘First responders rescued a driver who crashed her car into a Beaufort County marsh Tuesday.’
‘A Sheldon Fire District chief officer was driving on Trask Parkway when he noticed a vehicle off the road and in pluff mud […]’ Whoa.
‘The officer told Beaufort County Dispatch that he wasn’t able to reach the vehicle, but the driver appeared to be unresponsive.’
‘A first responder determined the woman was having a medical emergency. They said she was the only person in the car.
Officials said crews used a 105-foot ladder to reach the vehicle with medical equipment and a rescue basket. First responders were able to stabilize the woman, and she was transported to a nearby hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘83-year-old Michael Walsh of the Marine Heights area above the Potholes Reservoir was believed to have been fishing or was about to go fishing near the Blythe boat launch. Walsh's truck and boat were parked on the boat ramp when his body was found in the water nearby.
An autopsy is still pending, but the Grant County coroner's office suspects Walsh drowned. It isn't yet known if Walsh suffered a medical emergency and became submerged.’ [Emphasis added]
This story starts bad and just gets worse.
‘On June 7, at approximately 7:20 a.m. CST, a 2006 Kenworth driven by David Jordann, Killdeer, ND, was eastbound on Highway 85 near mile marker 153. It went off the roadway, striking a traffic safety device. The Kenworth came to a stop in the south ditch. Jordann suffered a medical emergency and was found unconscious inside the vehicle. He was given medical assistance and transported to McKenzie County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.’ [Emphasis added]
‘HONOLULU - The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a medical emergency off Molokini Crater, today.
A 70-year-old female passenger was found unresponsive while snorkeling and was quickly brought back onboard the passenger vessel Ocean Odyssey; although she regained consciousness, a medevac was performed by Station Maui crews.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Grant County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of an inmate following a medical emergency at the jail on Monday morning.
Grant County deputies were notified by inmates of another inmate, later identified as Russell D. Stalling, 46 of Marion, IN, had collapsed on Monday, June 12, 2023 around 10:13 a.m. After responders began to assist the inmate, the inmate was moved to a medical room for continued medical aid, including CPR, before being taken by ambulance, where Stalling was pronounced deceased.’ [Emphasis added]