The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 99 - Oct 17th - 19th Reports
Fishing, flying, laughing, and dying. A couple firefighters in this one. It's TROME
VIDEO report - Very moving interview
‘It was White's first night with her new partner in the ambulance. As they were driving down Arch Street, White noticed the ambulance veering, and her partner, who was behind the wheel, having had a medical emergency. He went unconscious.
"I looked over and saw my partner was kind of slumped over," she said.’
Don’t worry it gets worse.
‘Her partner's foot hit the accelerator, and the out-of-control ambulance hit two poles, knocking down wires. She reached around the computer system and grabbed the steering wheel.’
‘"I was trying to reach over and steer from the passenger seat and trying to climb over all these things that are here," White said. "I think I'm the only person that's small enough that works here that's small enough to climb over through that."’
You never do know what you’re going to think about at times like these, I imagine.
‘She doesn't remember exactly how it happened, but she was somehow able to shimmy her way over to the driver's side and hit the brakes.’
God dang, this is intense.
‘Skid marks now show the path the ambulance took as it slowed onto a vacant grassy lot. White stopped the ambulance just a few feet from an embankment with a 50-foot drop— a drop that would have certainly proved fatal if the ambulance had gone over, White believes.’
‘OGDEN, Utah (KUTV) — Two people were injured after a driver experienced a medical emergency, causing them to crash into a building in Weber County.’
‘He said the driver of a vehicle was traveling west through the parking lot of Weber Human Services when he suffered from some sort of medical issue, which caused him to lose consciousness.
As a result, the driver's foot pressed down on the accelerator, forcing him into a nearby building.’
‘Police said the passenger inside the vehicle managed to steer the vehicle through the parking lot at a high rate of speed, across Lincoln Avenue, and into the building.’
‘Both the driver and passenger suffered minor injuries during the incident. It was unknown if they were transported to a nearby hospital or not.’
#3 Dog alerts parents to teen’s stroke, makes ‘massive’ difference, doctors say - Time was of the essence as the healthy, athletic high school senior suffered a medical emergency overnight. No one was aware, except the family dog.
‘Her husband finally went downstairs and opened the sliding door to let the dog outside, but Axel didn’t follow. Instead, the dog stopped in front of the closed bedroom door of the couple’s 17-year-old son, Gabriel, and wouldn’t move.
His parents didn’t know it yet, but inside, their healthy, athletic high school senior was having a stroke.’
‘“It’s very amazing that their dog alerted and started this whole process of getting everyone awake and going downstairs,” Effendi tells TODAY.com.’
‘Gabriel says he didn’t have any health problems before his stroke on Aug. 26. He had a headache the night before, but felt better, played video games and went to sleep. The stroke happened sometime overnight.’
‘The cause of the stroke was a dissection, or tear, of an artery that delivers blood to the brain.’
‘That’s what happened in Gabriel’s case. His arterial dissection was spontaneous, one of the leading causes of stroke in people under 30, Effendi says.’
Strokes in people under 30? All, what? Both of them?
‘Less than two months after his stroke, Gabriel has made “amazing” progress, Effendi says. He’s taking classes from a homebound teacher and receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a rehabilitation hospital in Houston, Texas.
“I feel like as I was before,” he says.’
I’m not really trying to piss in your punch, but — it doesn’t really sound like you feel like as you were before, son.
‘Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha who is currently in Beijing to participate in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, has suffered from acute myocardial infarction, according to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.’
‘He was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction and was immediately taken to the cath lab, where an emergency coronary angiography showed an occlusion [obstruction] in the obtuse marginal branch (OM) and significant stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), the hospital said.’
After getting out of the hospital he quickly attended the Forum on the dangers of global warming.
‘He also highlighted the plight of climate vulnerable mountainous countries like Nepal which have been bearing the disproportionate brunt of climate change.’
This is like a cartoon in need of a caption.
‘CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A woman suffered a medical emergency and passed away at the YMCA in Charleston, the YMCA of Kanawha Valley tells 13 News.’
‘At this time, they say it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.’
‘Just after 04h00, Sunday, 15 October, NSRI were alerted to a 73 year old fisherman on a fishing boat suffering a medical complaint deep-sea off-shore between Agulhas and Hermanus.’
‘During the voyage towards Hermanus the crew onboard the fishing vessel reported the man to sadly have passed away.’
‘The incident occurred on board a Ryanair plane, as reported by the airline's crew, as shortly after take-off, a child on board the flight fell ill and fainted, prompting the pilot to swiftly decide to change route and head to Fuerteventura to get the necessary medical attention for the child as quickly as possible.’
‘The exact details of the child's condition and the medical assistance required remain undisclosed at this time […]’
‘The department’s assistant chief, Dave Tipton, said Johnson and an ambulance crew had responded to an EMS call Monday evening around 10:45 p.m. Upon returning to the station about an hour later, Johnson complained of indigestion and an upset stomach, Tipton said.
Johnson went home around 11:40 p.m. Less than 10 minutes later, the same ambulance crew was dispatched to Johnson’s house for a reported cardiac arrest, Tipton said.
Johnson died early Tuesday morning at Warren General Hospital.’
‘A chief of a volunteer fire department in Warren County died early Tuesday morning shortly after responding to an EMS call.
Timothy Johnson, 56, who served as chief of the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department for three years and who joined the department in 1986, died after suffering a "medical emergency," according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
An autopsy was performed Wednesday in Erie County. Information on a cause of death was not released as of Wednesday afternoon.’
‘JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- A teenager was fatally struck by a train in Queens after suffering a medical condition on the platform on Tuesday.
Officials say the 18-year-old woman was standing at the Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue station when she collapsed on the platform and fell onto the tracks just before 6:40 a.m.
The operator of the oncoming train saw her fall and pulled the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop in time, authorities said.’
‘They said she was on her way to work at an empanada restaurant in Manhattan at the time of the incident. They said she didn't have any known health issues.’
I encourage you to watch at least the beginning of the video report in the linked article, and imagine it as part of a dystopian-themed movie.
If you like dystopian-themed movies, that is. I guess.
‘An American national is currently warded at a Bahamian hospital after he suffered a medical emergency while snorkelling near Athol Island.’
‘Emergency medical personnel performed CPR and transported the man to a nearby hospital for further treatment.’
‘The comedian was performing at SAP Center in San Jose Wednesday night when he brought everything to a screeching halt -- we're told Adam heard an audience member yelling "medical emergency" and stopped the whole thing to make sure the fan got assistance.’
‘[…] the man who had the emergency was believed to have been dehydrated while in the crowd but is doing fine.’
‘A man,72, has died at the scene of a medical emergency near Tesco roundabout in Pontypool, the police have confirmed.’
‘A 72-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.’
‘A spokesperson from Gwent Police said: “We received a report of a medical emergency at around 2.55pm on Friday 13 October […]’
‘Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to a medical emergency on Birmingham New Road, Tipton, where a man was found in a critical condition, but after advanced life support was given to him, he died at the scene.’
‘Sgt. Weber died Oct. 5 after suffering a medical emergency while on duty at the New Castle County Courthouse.’
Ask me no questions I’ll tell you no lies.
‘“I was driving to go film and I feel my chest getting really heavy. [I] just felt like there was something wrong with my body,” Dixie, 21, shared during The D’Amelio Show season 3 finale, which premiered on Wednesday, October 18. “I thought I was shutting down.”’
‘Dixie explained that when she was in high school, she was diagnosed with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES), which are “a physical symptom of anxiety.”
PNES attacks “may look like epileptic seizures but are not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges,” according to the Epilepsy Foundation. “Instead, they are a manifestation of psychological distress.”’
Okay. Wow. Great explanation. I almost let this one pass until I noticed Dixie blamed it on:
‘“lack of sleep, dehydration, caffeine — it was a perfect storm.”’
I don’t know. Maybe it was just a perfect storm.