The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 87 - Sept 11th - Sept 13th Reports
Wrestlers and rafters, students and mothers, Ironmen, ministers, coaches, and governors. There's room for everyone in TROME
‘HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man is dead after a crash in Hilo Wednesday morning. Authorities say it was likely a result of a medical condition behind the wheel.’
‘Investigators found that a man driving a 2012 Toyota Highlander was heading east on West Kawili Street and made a left onto Kapiolani.
The vehicle continued into the right-hand shoulder of Kapiolani Street and smashed through a chain-link fence. The vehicle then stopped within an active construction area.
Police said there were no signs of braking, and no other vehicles were involved.
First responders arrived and the 76-year-old man was found to be unresponsive. He was taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.’
‘ROGERS, Ark. — Firefighters found a man dead in a golf course pond at Pinnacle Country Club Sunday morning.
Police identified the man as Patrick Woodruff, age 42.
Woodruff was a senior vice president of Little Rock-based Encore Bank
According to a Rogers Fire Department, Woodruff was found by in a pond at Pinnacle Country Club. It was believed that he had a medical emergency while on the course looking for golf balls. First responders transported Woodruff to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.’
‘DETROIT (FOX 2) - A grieving family is left to pick up the pieces after a Detroit mother of 12 died from a medical emergency earlier this week.
One of Tiffany Holliday's daughters found her on the floor early Tuesday morning. She was only 42 years old.’
‘The unexpected tragedy is the latest step in a series of medical issues that Tiffany was dealing with this summer.
Earlier in July, she suffered from a stroke. She was in the hospital until Labor Day weekend when she was able to come home. Then one of her kids made the devastating discovery.’
‘She leaves behind kids whose ages range from 1 to 26 years old, including her son Corey Williams.’
‘An Emirates Airbus A380 was forced to divert to Munich Airport (MUC) due to a medical emergency on board.
The aircraft [was] forced to divert away from its original flight path above Germany.’
‘They added that once the Airbus A380 landed at MUC, medical personnel met the ill passenger, who stopped his journey at the German city to receive “necessary treatment”.’
‘GOLD HILL, Ore. -- A 69-year-old man is dead after a "local guiding company raft" flipped yesterday at about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Ti'lomikh Falls in Gold Hill.
According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the man had a medical emergency when the raft flipped.’
‘"Bystanders started CPR until first responders from Jackson County Fire District 3 and Mercy Flights arrived and took over. A Jackson County Fire District 1 rescue boat transported the patient to an awaiting ambulance," the release said. "The ambulance brought the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 4:50 p.m."’
‘A tenacious student managed to graduate from The University of Manchester despite suffering a medical emergency during her final year.
Jessica Buckle is a Medical Biochemistry graduate who bravely battled to recovery from a stroke in the middle of her final year, which temporarily affected her mobility and sight.
Luckily, her sight came back after a week, but it still took eight weeks for her full mobility to recover, enabling her to walk independently once again. Reflecting on her journey, Jessica committed to completing her degree and graduating whilst on her recovery journey.’
‘I would like to raise awareness of strokes in the younger generation as I had no idea younger people even had strokes at my age. I am so grateful for all my tutors and professors that helped me throughout this time at The University of Manchester and I am so thankful to be graduating with a 2:1 and lots of friends for life.’
You always learn something new in TROME.
‘A study conducted as part of World Stroke Day 2022 found a sharp increase in the incidence of stroke in young adults, in a study of more than 94,000 people in Oxfordshire.’
Wow they got a study for us and everything. What does it look like?
From the study:
‘Question Did stroke incidence rates diverge in younger vs older people from 2002 to 2018?’
Answer: I don’t care. Pathetic medical researchers: Make yourselves useful and compare stroke rates in the young before and after the shots era.
The study found a 67% increase in strokes in young people over the 16 year period.
They must not have “had enough data” to compare more recent years in their “study.” Or else, that’s the lie they will tell us.
‘An investigation is ongoing after an inmate at the York County jail was found unresponsive in a cell Sunday and later died at a hospital.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said in a statement the State Law Enforcement Division has been called to do the investigation after the death of the female inmate.’
‘The woman, 43, died Sunday afternoon. She had been found in a cell earlier that day. Detention officers provided medical assistance until EMS arrived, Tolson said.
The woman had been in sheriff’s office custody since Sept. 6, officials said in the statement.’
‘GRAND CANYON, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Grand Canyon National Park officials announced Monday that a hiker died Saturday near the North Kaibab Trail, about a mile south of the Cottonwood campground.’
‘The communications center received an emergency call at 1:55 p.m. that day, and responded to the distress call.
“Soon thereafter the hiker became unresponsive and bystanders initiated CPR,” the park statement says. “National Park Service (NPS) search and rescue personnel responded to the call via helicopter. Given the location, specialized helicopter maneuvers were employed to allow rangers to assume care of the hiker, initiating advance life support efforts.
“Attempts to resuscitate the hiker were unsuccessful. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Ranjith Varma of Manassas, Virginia who was hiking from the South to North Rim (Rim-to-Rim) in a single day.”
The park serviced noted that in the summer, “temperatures on exposed parts of the trail can reach over 120°F in the shade. Park rangers strongly advise not hiking in the inner canyon during the heat of the day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.’
‘A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to a medical incident at Brighton beach at about 5.45pm on Wednesday, September 13.
“A man was treated at the scene and was then taken to hospital.”’
‘MORAINE — Moraine Police and Fire are on scene of a vehicle that went off I-75 southbound near mile marker 50 and into the embankment, Moraine dispatchers confirm.
Moraine Police Sargeant Andy Parish said the driver was having a medical emergency and drove off the road into the embankment.
The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and for the suspected medical condition.
Parish said the vehicle drove through two sections of the chain link fence during the crash but did not hit anything else.
The driver was the only person in the vehicle.’
‘Hacksaw Jim Duggan has issued a statement commenting on what caused his medical emergency over the weekend. As previously reported, Duggan was hospitalized for an emergency surgery on Saturday. He posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday to note that he experienced a high temperature and severe pain while doing an autograph signing on Friday at the Glens Falls Fire Department and, on the advice of his wife and the acting fire chief, went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a perirectal abscess. He had to have the emergency surgery on Saturday to drain the abscess.’
Bacterial infection out of control. It’s TROME.
‘MADISON, Wis. -- An athlete died after dealing with a medical emergency while participating in the IRONMAN Wisconsin triathlon on Sunday, organizers have confirmed.
According to a Facebook post, the athlete needed medical attention during the bike portion of the race in Cross Plains.’
‘Organizers didn't share any further information about the specifics of the person's condition, but officials with the Dane County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the athlete was a 51-year-old man from Madison.’
All at once now, sheep: “It happens all the ti-ime!”
“You see? It’s not happening to elected officials,” they say.
No, well — I mean, an awful lot of dehydration seems to be going around.
Dehydration and stroke.
‘Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando is now in stable condition after he suffered a medical emergency due to overfatigue and dehydration while speaking at an event in the province on Monday, Sept. 11.’
‘Provincial executives said the governor is in good condition but still needs to rest after he suddenly felt unwell while delivering a speech […].’
‘Fernando, in a viral video posted on Facebook, was seen struggling to speak and motioning to his aides while feeling unwell. He was also seen trying to massage his head before calling for help.
This alarmed the audience who feared that the governor might have suffered a stroke.
Bulacan Vice Governor Castro immediately wrapped his arms around Fernando, grabbed the microphone, and called his aide who assisted the governor backstage.’
‘He was immediately brought to the hospital and was attended to by his cardiologist, Dr. Berwyn Flores, who confirmed that the reason for the governor’s “irregular gestures at the event was exhaustion, overfatigue, and dehydration.”
Dr. Flores said the governor was able to carry out his public duties “without disruption” and is expected to come back in full swing after a few days of adequate rest.’
Right. So, this is where it gets interesting.
‘It will be recalled that last Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, there was an unconfirmed report that Fernando was in the ICU of an undisclosed hospital after suffering a stroke on Monday evening.’
It will be recalled.
Well, the sheep will tell us unconfirmed reports of stroke happen all the time. It happens all the time. So, they will tell us, one of these, er — dehydration collapses, which is pretty much a thing now — I ought to devote an article to dehydrated public figures — happening to him a few weeks after one such unconfirmed report while undertaking the undoubtedly grueling process of giving a speech, with an entire staff at his beck and call — well, it happens all the time.
‘On a recent flight from Durban to Cape Town, South Africa’s deputy health minister, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, came to the aid of a fellow passenger facing a medical emergency.’
The deputy health minister. Interesting.
‘According to TimesLive, Dr Dhlomo, who previously had a general practice in Newcastle, was alerted to the situation by a fellow passenger sitting behind him. Recounting the incident, Dr Dhlomo said that, without hesitation, he moved from his seat to the one next to the ailing passenger, ready to provide aid.’
‘Upon landing, Dr Dhlomo escorted the patient to a waiting paramedic team, ensuring she received further medical attention.
The specifics of her medical emergency were not disclosed.
This incident follows a similar incident in which former health minister Aaron Motsoaledi stepped in to help stabilise a male passenger experiencing a low blood sugar emergency on a flight from East London to Johannesburg last month.’
‘CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina University Athletics announced today that Head Volleyball Coach Jozsef Forman has resigned effectively immediately for family reasons.’
‘Forman said, "I went back to Hungary to help my elderly parents during a family medical emergency situation after the first week of preseason practice. I realized during that time that they needed my constant support.”’
Okay, this story is a little bit weird and, perhaps, a little bit dark. It started when a guy went missing. He was found 100 yards from his car — his body was. It was 3 days he was there before the Sheriff’s department got the call, and after a day of searching, they gave up and called a professional “scent dog” trainer. This is where the story gets weird and perhaps a little dark. You see, they called the dog trainer on a Thursday, but:
‘he was unable to begin his search until Sunday due to a family medical emergency.’
The guy was pretty well dead when they found him. The dog didn’t have to try that hard.
Maybe 4 days earlier it would have been more of a challenge. And more of a reward.
But inconveniences abound in TROME.
These young entertainers with these serious infections.
‘Liam Payne has suffered a medical emergency.
The former One Direction star’s romantic holiday with his girlfriend was cut short after he was rushed to hospital with agonising kidney pain.’
‘Close sources have revealed that the star was in Italy celebrating his one-year anniversary with Cassidy when he fell ill. Payne was then quickly rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
It is reported that the singer is currently in hospital and will be there for a couple of days.’
‘“Doctors have warned him not to expect to be signed off to go home for at least another six days.
“They want to do every test possible to understand the issue fully but they now suspect that there has been an underlying issue for a while that has been getting worse.’’
Well, that diagnosis is not just a week in the making. This latest episode ‘[…] comes after Payne was forced to cancel the South American leg of his tour last month due to a “serious kidney infection”, which previously saw him hospitalised.’
‘The Costa Rican national team's European tour ended in tragedy following the shocking death of assistant coach Erick Rodriguez Santamaria.
In a statement released by the Costa Rican Football Federation, the governing body shared details on what took place last Saturday during a stopover in Amsterdam while flying from London to Zagreb. That's when Erick Rodriguez suffered a medical emergency.’
‘"That same day the Federation made contact with his wife to travel to the Netherlands, who managed to arrive last Monday. However, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, his health condition worsened and sadly Erick Rodriguez passed away next to his wife," the statement said.’
19) Annastacia Palaszczuk reveals ‘medical episode’ but says she is determined to lead party to election
‘Annastacia Palaszczuk fronted the media on Monday for the first time since her two-week Italian holiday highlighted discontent among colleagues, and said despite a recent medical scare she had no intentions of resigning.’
‘“I feel refreshed, I feel energised and I’m absolutely determined to lead the party and this government to the next election. I just want to make that very clear to everybody,” she said.
The Labor leader revealed she had been rushed to the emergency department during a “medical episode” while attending the Labor state conference in Mackay in June.
She said she had undergone subsequent tests and “everything’s fine now”.’
‘BIG SKY, Mont. — Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue helped a hiker experiencing a medical emergency near Big Sky Thursday afternoon.
Gallatin County 911 received a call of a hiker concerned of experiencing a heart attack, along with dizziness and sweatiness, on Ousel Falls Trail.
Volunteers from the Big Sky Section, Big Sky Fire Department and a Gallatin County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the trail.
Rescuers found the hiker, who was awake but couldn't leave the location without help.’
21) HARD START Love Island winner Jess Harding rushed to get emergency medical help – on her BIRTHDAY
‘The reality star, who turns 23 today, is in Ibiza with pals to mark the occasion, but things haven't gone entirely to plan.’
‘Sharing a video from inside the surgery on Instagram, Jess wrote: "Definitely not how I wanted to spend my birthday, emergency dentist appointment."
Afterwards, she recorded herself walking down a street and said: "Oh my God, can you see how swollen my face is this side? I've got an infection and I'm on antibiotics all week, so happy birthday to me."’
‘At a six-month interval, Dr. Vincent Liu-Bousquel, a 34-year-old anesthesiologist and intensivist in Nice, saved the lives of two individuals while onboard Air France flights.’
‘The first incident occurred on an Air France flight from Paris to Bucharest. A cabin announcement requested the presence of a doctor to assist a passenger experiencing a medical emergency. Vincent Liu-Bousquel rushed to the aid of the passenger, who was suffering from a stroke. He immediately contacted the local emergency services, which coordinated with an appropriate medical facility and ensured a waiting ambulance upon landing for swift transportation to a specialized center.’
‘His second intervention took place on Air France flight AF 267 on August 26, 2023, during a non-stop 14-hour journey from Seoul to Paris on a Boeing 777-300ER. Dr. Liu-Bousquel was called upon to assist a seriously ill passenger who had collapsed at the end of a row. His diagnosis pointed to a massive pulmonary embolism or a compressive pneumothorax.’
What a hero. The doctor’s response is to request airplanes have little mini hospitals onboard is what it sounds like to me. I didn’t read it that closely. He didn’t have anything to say about the shots that I can find in the article.
‘Had it not been for the quick actions of her sister, Nurse Orla Noonan, she would not have survived.
In the weeks leading up to her collapse, Moninne had been fighting an infection and had taken a course of antibiotics and steroids to combat it. When she later developed spots on her throat, she believed it was a side effect of the antibiotics. She returned to her GP and was started on a course of tablets to treat thrush.
On the day before her hospitalisation, Moninne went to work as usual. Still concerned about a swelling that appeared on her neck, she intended to return to her GP as a precaution the following day.
“I had been fighting an infection for a few weeks but was still going to work and getting on with things. I thought I might go back to the GP to be sure but at 9pm that night I took very ill and spent the entire night vomiting,” she recalls.’
Well, it happens all the time, right?
‘Her sister Orla, a nurse in Letterkenny University Hospital, was keeping a close eye throughout. However, despite her years of experience, she was left stunned by the sudden and rapid deterioration Moninne experienced.’
‘“I saw her at 6.30m and she was standing in my kitchen talking. She was a little concerned about the lump on her neck but there was absolutely nothing alarming.
“I couldn’t believe when I saw her the following morning when I came off night duty. I got the shock of my life. She had gone downhill so quickly. She was agitated, shaking, and exhausted. She was a terrible colour. As a nurse, I have regularly checked blood pressures, but she was too agitated to accurately record.’
‘“We didn’t know if she was going to make it. At one point they felt they would have to amputate her arm;” recalls Orla.
Moninne went into renal failure and lost the tips of her fingers on one hand. However, after 14 days in ICU, she began to slowly recover.
Moninne remembers nothing of her ICU hospital stay but was left stunned to discover how ill she had become.
“I had heard of sepsis but I had no idea just how quickly it could hit you.”’
Hits pretty quick these days, I’m afraid.
The doctors pipe in to lend their ignorance:
‘Siobhan Kelly, Sepsis Lead at Letterkenny University Hospital said: “We are taking this opportunity to make people aware of what Sepsis is and how serious it can be.
“Sepsis is a common, time-dependent medical emergency which can affect a person of any age, from any social background and can strike irrespective of underlying good health or medical conditions. However, early recognition and timely referral to critical care can have a major impact and this is the message we want to get out.”
Paul Hooton, Chief Director of Nursing, Saolta Hospital Group added: “Sepsis is a silent killer. This serious condition can very quickly lead to multi organ failure and often death. However, as Moninne’s story shows, prompt recognition of the condition and treatment will save lives. I urge all of you to familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of sepsis and never hesitate to call for help if you are worried.”
Sepsis is a life threatening condition caused by an infection that affects the organs and kills one in five people who develop it. Over 13,000 patients received treatment for sepsis in Irish hospitals in 2021.’
Hm. Wonder what it was before 2021.