The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 82 - Aug 27th - Aug 29th Reports
From middle school football players, to golfers, to singers, to DRIVERS -- welcome to another bizarre melange of tragedy and suffering coupled with incompetence, stupidity, and denial. It's TROME
A middle school football player died to a brain aneurysm.
‘The Carroll ISD community is in mourning after a seventh-grade student died Friday evening, according to an email from the district.'
Julio Oliveira, a seventh grade student at Carroll Middle School, died last week after he experienced a "medical emergency" during football practice Thursday morning, according to school district officials.’
Aneurysm in the brain.
‘“Doctors found that he had a brain aneurysm and performed emergency surgery which didn’t go well. Family and friends are shocked and really upset that it happened within a day with no prior warnings or indications,” the post reads.’
‘Declan O’Shea, who said he coached Julio as part of the Solar Soccer Club, said Julio was a talented teammate who had a great attitude. The talented, competitive child led the team in scoring multiple years, O’Shea said.
“He understood the game more than I did at that age” he added. “He was a phenomenal player, but an awesome person as well.”’
It so often hits the champions. Even in middle school.
American Pickers fans make emotional plea for Frank Fritz to return as they ‘miss’ him and co-star Mike Wolfe together
‘On August, 24, a friend of the American Pickers alum spoke to The U.S. Sun about the star’s condition after he suffered a stroke in July 2022.
The stroke left the right side of the TV star’s body paralyzed
His friend shared an update: “Frank continues to improve daily. You’re never 100 percent after a stroke, but he’s fine. He’s aware of what’s going on.
"If he were sitting here right now, you could sit and talk to him. He’s the same old Frank.”
Frank was placed under a conservatorship and guardianship while he recovered from the medical emergency.
The former TV personality was wheelchair-bound due to the stroke and had a ramp installed outside his Iowa home in March. ’
Well that sucks. Let’s hope… I mean, whatever.
‘Florence Welch is getting candid with fans about a medical emergency that led to the cancellation of several recent shows.
Just days after the Florence and The Machine frontwoman announced she would need to nix a number of forthcoming gigs, Welch took to Instagram on Sunday to share something of an explanation.
"I’m so sorry that I had to cancel the last couple of shows," Welch wrote. "My feet are fine, I had to have emergency surgery for reasons I don’t really feel strong enough to go into yet, but it saved my life."
While Welch opted not to get into the specifics of what surgery she underwent or what necessitated the emergency surgery, she assured fans she'll "back to close out the Dance Fever Tour in Lisbon and Malaga. (Maybe not jumping so much, but you can do that for me)."’
Ye olde emergency foot surgery.
Long and short, what should have been a case of strep throat instead turned into this:
‘The flesh-eating infection that almost took Jennifer Barlow’s life — and ultimately her leg — started with vague symptoms that escalated quickly.
It was January 2023, and the U.S. Army veteran had just come back from a vacation in the Bahamas.
At 33, she was “healthy as an ox” and a regular gym-goer, she says.’
‘But as she returned home to Atlanta, Barlow started feeling a little off, then very weak. After lying in bed for four days, she noticed her right knee started “ballooning up” and became red and hot to the touch.’
‘The veteran was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare infection with bacteria that can cause “flesh-eating disease,” the CDC notes. Even with treatment, up to 20% of patients die, according to the agency.’
‘Patients need “aggressive radical surgery” to remove as much of the dead flesh as possible, so doctors kept having to take out the soft tissue of Barlow’s thigh — the skin and the underlying tissue, he adds.’
‘Barlow’s infection was caused by group A strep, a particularly virulent form of the bacteria that cause strep throat, Pollock says.
It’s the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, the CDC notes. Healthy people can get streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis, but it most commonly affects people who have a weakened immune system, it adds.’
Oh, so strep throat is just supposed to be strep throat, not a deadly infection leading to sepsis? Yeah, that’s what I thought. And I thought that because it was always true before the shots.
BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccination in children alters cytokine responses to heterologous pathogens and Toll-like receptor agonists
‘At V2 + 28, interferon-γ and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 responses to S. aureus, E. coli, L. monocytogenes, BCG vaccine, H. influenzae, hepatitis B antigen, poly(I:C) and R848 stimulations were decreased compared to pre-vaccination.’
‘For most of these heterologous stimulants, IL-6, IL-15 and IL-17 responses were also decreased.’
‘Conclusions: BNT162b2 vaccination in children alters cytokine responses to heterologous stimulants, particularly one month after vaccination.’
Substitute the word “alters” with the word “decreases” for better accuracy, I’d say.
Hm, I wonder if that’s going to cause people to become more susceptible to common bacterias? I wonder if that will turn strep throat into deadly sepsis, or, say, I don’t know, a dog bite into… deadly sepsis. With rigor!
A Case of Uncomplicated Bacteremia Caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus in an Immunocompetent Patient
Does Madonna have a dog?
This report describes uncomplicated bacteremia caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus in an immunocompetent woman who presented with rigor and fever. She was hemodynamically stable. Two blood samples were immediately cultured because rigor indicated bacteremia. Although her symptoms were relieved, Gram-negative rods grew from blood cultures. She noted that she had been bitten by her dog before the first examination. The bacterium was confirmed as C. canimorsus by gene analysis. Infection with C. canimorsus can be fatal when accompanied by sepsis in elderly or immunocompromised patients. However, this case was considered rare as the patient was 41 years old and immunocompetent.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Capnocytophaga canimorsus is commonly present in the normal flora of dogs and cats. Consequently, C. canimorsus infection primarily arises from animal bites inflicted by these animals. It may present with severe sepsis or septic shock with organ dysfunction, most frequently coagulopathy and acute kidney injury in elderly patients and immunocompromised patients.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A 41-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with sudden left-sided chest pain, rigor, and fever. She had no past medical history, and her past surgical history includes removal of ovarian cysts 10 years ago. She was neither a social drinker nor a steroid user. Twelve hours before visiting our hospital, she was aware of left front chest pain, which she described as being similar to muscle pain without particular incentives. Initially, the pain was blunt, but it gradually worsened, and by bedtime, she could not move because of the pain. The next morning, her left chest pain persisted and was accompanied by a fever and rigors which prompted emergency room (ER) visit.’ [Emphasis added]
Cat scratch fever, baby.
The shotted can’t catch a break.
‘VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: The name of the man who passed away at Minibel Golf Course has been released.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as Terrance Connolly.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Connolly was mowing in the area of Minibel Golf Course when he possibly had a medical emergency. He then lost control of the mower, resulting in his death.
The investigation to gather information on the exact cause of Connolly’s death is ongoing.’
Whoa. He “lost control of the mower, resulting in his death.”
‘A man died over the weekend after suffering a sudden medical emergency at a popular nightclub in Cork city centre.
The tragedy occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the man - believed to be aged in his 40s - collapsed while out with his friends in the Oliver Plunkett Street area of Cork.
Gardai and emergency services personnel from the National Ambulance Service (NAS) rushed to attend the scene but could not revive the man, who was rushed to the nearby Mercy Hospital.’
‘It's understood that the incident is being treated as a tragic, sudden health incident, foul play is not suspected and there will be a post-mortem to fully establish the cause of death.’
Luckily, it’s a vegan restaurant, so there were no customers.
‘BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo restaurant reopened a day after a car crashed into it, almost hitting one of the employees.’
‘The building is home to apartments and the restaurant Strong Hearts Buffalo.
Buffalo Police told 2 On Your Side on Monday morning that the driver survived and was taken to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are trying to figure out if the driver had a medical emergency or if the car had some sort of mechanical failure, and police said maybe the brakes stopped working.
Strong Hearts Buffalo closed on Saturday because of the crash and reopened less than 24 hours later for brunch on Sunday. The community continued to show support on Monday with a packed lunch rush.’
They reopened on Sunday after a horrific tragedy but customers didn’t come in until the lunch rush on Monday? Damning by faint praise on the part of the reporter.
Vegans can live without meat. But restaurants can’t live without money.
But I digress.
It’s just that, as is often true here in TROME, stories of tragedy often intermingle with those of hopelessness.
‘PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa —
Five people are hurt after a truck crashed into a home near Le Mars Monday.
The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened around 7 a.m. after the driver of the truck suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the vehicle while driving eastbound on Highway 3. The truck hit the north ditch, went airborne and collided with a house on McKurth Drive.
Four people in the truck and one person in the house were hurt. One of the occupants of the truck was airlifted to a hospital.’
‘Sergeant Shannon Wright suffered medical complications while on duty, on Sunday, August 27, according to the department's social media accounts on Tuesday. ’
‘No details or circumstances have been released by the department.’
10) Migrant woman dies after a ‘medical emergency’ in Border Patrol custody in South Texas, agency says
‘HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — A migrant woman died in South Texas after spending less than a day in federal custody, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced Tuesday.
Border agents encountered the 29-year-old woman and her family in the Rio Grande Valley on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the agency. While she was in custody, she experienced a “medical emergency” and was treated by an on-site medical team and then taken to a hospital in Harlingen where she was pronounced dead, the agency said.
The woman spent less than 20 hours in custody, according to the statement. Agency guidelines state migrants must be processed within 72 hours.
No details were offered about the woman’s medical condition or her nationality.’
‘A golfer, runner, soccer player, and coach, Rick Armijo never thought he would also be a cardiac arrest patient at only 51 years old.
"I don't remember the event. I don't recall the seven or eight days I was on life support," Armijo said.
His wife and stepson found him on the floor at home late one night.’
‘On August 21, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Tyler Rysdam and Nelson Torres Rodriguez, and Fairfield Police Department Sergeant William Riegel were recognized with the Heartsaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association for life-saving efforts performed last month.
On July 11, the Fairfield Police Department received a call involving a serious medical emergency in a vehicle on Highway 34 near Fairfield. Sergeant Riegel, Deputy Rysdam, and Deputy Torres Rodriguez arrived at the scene before Emergency Medical Services. After assessing the patient, no pulse was found and CPR was initiated. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was also utilized. The patient was transported to the Jefferson County Health Center by Care Ambulance and survived.’
‘A woman who went into cardiac arrest during a half marathon back in April finally had the chance to thank the first responders who saved her life.’
‘The morning of April 29 started as expected. Kirby preparing for the run like usual. She’s been an athlete most of her life, and fully expected to cross the finish line by keeping pace with another runner. The run didn’t go as planned.
“And she turned around and was like ‘Hey are you coming?’ And I was like ‘I’m going to have to stop, my heart’s going too fast.’ And that’s really all I remember,” she said.
She woke up in the hospital thinking, perhaps, something minor had happened.
“Did I just faint? Did I not eat enough for breakfast? And she kind of patted me on the back and was like ‘Oh no honey, a little bit more severe than that, you went into cardiac arrest,’” Kirby said.’
‘Kirby, a young wife, and mother of three, said she’s had an arrhythmia for years. But doctors told her, many times, the reasons for cardiac arrest can’t be fully explained. Now, a pacemaker defibrillator placed just above her heart is the new norm.’
Bit of a double entendre in that last sentence there.