The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 34
Flights, shows, first grade, second grade, high school, surfing, being a sports fan, prosecuting vehicular manslaughter, and hanging out in Southampton all take a new twist today in TROME
JUN 24 REPORTS
I don’t know. Between the 7-year-olds and the high-school students and sports fans and the big stars and plane trips — I thought something would start to wake people up. I really did.
‘A United flight was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency and died.’
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the pugnacious bluntness of this opening? Nobody “unfortunately passed away.” No one “couldn’t be revived.” They died. What happened was: they died.
‘United Flight 591 was diverted to New Orleans on Monday after a male passenger became ill. Paramedics transported the individual to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased, the carrier said.
According to airline officials, the passenger's wife told an emergency medical technician that her husband had COVID-related symptoms. Officials have not confirmed if the passenger was positive for the virus.’
Ah. “COVID-related symptoms.” Also known as “flu-like symptoms.” Also known as “ABTV (Anything But the Vaccine).”
‘Roberts and his fiancé said passengers gave the man chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth believing he was suffering from cardiac arrest.
Roberts said is currently quarantining and took a COVID test.
“It's sad to see that, you know, they lost a family member,” Roberts said, “but at the same time, it was irresponsible on their part to have came on the plane.”’
Heart attack, move over. The mere possibility of a case of covid has taken center stage.
Whatever. I hope they get sorted. I’ve got work cataloging obvious vaccine injury to do. Like the very next story on the goodmorningamerica page this one is on:
‘Madonna is recovering after a stay in the intensive care unit with a "serious bacterial infection," according to manager Guy Oseary.’
‘The "Material Girl" singer was hospitalized on Saturday, according to Oseary.’
At this point, Madonna is such a parody of virtue that a serious bacterial infection is fitting. All the best, whatever that might mean in this particular situation. Weird bacterial infections of all kinds are on the rise these days thanks to the plague of the shotted.
2021? Oh, boy.
‘[…] I've been kind of dealing with health situation after health situation. I have not been able to be here and it's been kind of hard for me."
Carrie Ann then detailed some of the health crises she endured this year, which included a fractured rib and contracting COVID-19 for a second time. As she discussed how her health affected her, she also thanked fans for sticking by her amid an emergency bout of appendicitis in April.’
‘"Thank you for all the well wishes," she continued. "I can't tell you how touched I was when I had the appendicitis. I may have had some problems in my health, but never in my stomach... I was able to go and fix [the appendicitis], thank god, and it's taken me this long to just get normal. I have a little bit of a belly, which is part of the healing process... So, I 'm getting there."‘
The “little bit of a belly” comment probably relates to this bit further on: ‘The University of Rochester Medical Center writes that some patients may feel bloating in their abdomen due to residual carbon dioxide gas left from [the kind of surgery she had].’
4) Inside Teen Mom star Jenelle Evan's health battles: How fibromyalgia diagnosis is just the latest in a long line of ailments for the MTV personality
‘For years, Jenelle has been open with fans about the various health battles she has faced, and over the weekend she revealed the latest issue she had been grappling with.
Evans, 31, revealed she had received a new diagnosis after suffering troubles with her esophagus - thymic hyperplasia, an inflamed thymus gland.’
‘SEPTEMBER 2012 - RUSHED TO EMERGENCY ROOM FOR RUPTURED CYSTS’
‘MARCH 2022 - JENELLE DIAGNOSED WITH FIBROMYALGIA’
Apparently she’s suffered from “pain for as long as she 'can remember.'
'Like I had the flu, but was not sick,' Jenelle explained to E! News, before noting she also endures sinus problems as well as neck and back pain.”
This is where it gets interesting.
‘Several days after her fibromyalgia diagnosis, Jenelle was rushed to the hospital for chest pains.
She feared she may have been suffering from an autoimmune disorder.
'Was in the hospital all day yesterday for chest pain [crying emoji],' the star wrote on Instagram over a blurry picture of pink flowers.’
“'New blood test results are in for me...I have 2 of the anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies: blocking and binding in my system. Usually found in myasthenia gravis,' Evans revealed.’”
"‘APRIL 2023 - JENELLE UNDERGOES ESOPHAGUS PROCEDURE’
‘Found out I have thymic hyperplasia and lesions on my liver, and no I don't have MG like they thought,' she posted to her Instagram Stories.’
‘According to PennMedicine.org, 'thymic hyperplasia is a condition in which the thymus gland is inflamed. This is a benign condition and can be associated with a number of other medical conditions, such as thyroid abnormalities.'
The diagnosis came after Jenelle described searching for the cause of her pain.
'Good news: I don't have acid reflux. Bad news: They still don't know why I have esophagus spasms,' she posted the day prior.’
A day in the life.
Just read this.
‘First-grade teacher Tracy Hodges began experiencing blurry vision on January 20 when her students sat down after singing and marching in a music exercise. Attendance was low that day, with only 12 out of 18 children in attendance due to COVID-19.
"Mrs. Hodges was shaking and we thought she was just joking," Dalton Widener, 6, who was in the classroom at the time, said according to USA Today. "Then she fell out of the chair and hit her head."
"She fell out of the chair and her glasses fell off and she dropped," Emily Johnson, 7, added.’
‘Before Hodges lost consciousness, she made a last-ditch attempt to tell the children to get help but wasn’t sure if they understood. But the kids got the message. Ten students took to the hallways to get help while the remaining two stayed behind to watch over their teacher.
"Some people went and got the other teacher and then we went and got the nurse," said Widener.’
It gets worse. Forget about the teacher. Forget about the traumatized little children. It gets worse.
‘When Hodges arrived at the hospital she learned the seizure was caused by COVID-19, which she didn’t even know she had.’
Let me off. That’s it. Stop the ride. I want off.
‘During the flight from Vegas to Dallas, an announcement was made asking for any passengers with medical expertise.
Deputy Chief Shawn Downs responded to the front of the plane where he found a 7-year-old unconscious.
Officials say he was able to assess the child, establish vital signs, and administered oxygen.’
‘7-year-old Willow Shifflett is standing tall one week after undergoing emergency brain surgery. A cystic tumor was found and taken out after she had headaches.
“Surgery was a week ago today so we are much better,” Willow’s Mom Natalie Shifflett said.
Willow is a pee-wee barrel racer and cheerleader when she is not assisting her parents with their food truck business, Mr. BBQ. She says she could not do what she loves while going through the process.
“You can’t do very much you just have to sit at home and just chill out,” said Willow.’
‘A 16-year-old high school student-athlete died after collapsing during a flag football game Thursday at her school in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a message sent to the school community.
The Clark County Coroner's office identified the student as 16-year-old Ashari Hughes.’
‘Hughes died after experiencing a medical emergency during a flag football game on the campus of Desert Oasis High School, where she was a student.
Desert Oasis Principal Ian Salzman said staff immediately began to provide medical aid to the student and continued until paramedics arrived.’
‘The coroner said her cause and manner of death were pending.’
9) HAWAIIAN SURF ROYALTY CLYDE AIKAU IN LAS VEGAS HOSPITAL UNDERGOING EMERGENCY HEART SURGERY AFTER COLLAPSING OUTSIDE RESTAURANT, “BRAH, I NEED A MILLION (PRAYERS)”
Brah needs a million prayers.
‘"Tomorrow morning 6/23 he is having heart surgery to save his life. I said I'd do what I can to try to get some prayers sent his way."
The great Clyde Aikau, little brother of the legendary North Shore lifeguard Eddie Aikau, is in a Las Vegas hozzy undergoing heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm after he collapsed leaving a restaurant.’
‘An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulging or ballooning of the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. If the damn thing ruptures it leads to severe internal bleeding, eight times outta ten y’don’t survive, so real lucky his doc caught it.’
Brah, thanks for the medical update, brah. Don’t rupture your aneurysm, brah.
‘An American Hockey League game between the Toronto Marlies and Manitoba Moose was suspended Friday after a fan had a medical emergency during the first intermission.
According to the Toronto Star, paramedics performed CPR on a woman at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto and transported her to the hospital in critical condition.
"At Friday night's Toronto Marlies game against the Manitoba Moose, a fan experienced a medical emergency in between the first and second periods and was attended to by Emergency Medical Services," the Marlies said in a statement. "After consultation with both teams and the American Hockey League, a decision was made to suspend the game."’
11) CROWD EMERGENCY Queen’s Championship match STOPPED twice as fans are given urgent medical attention
‘The first pause occurred midway through the first set with De Minaur on serve at 3-3.
A fan had been taken ill and the match was momentarily suspended while they were tended to by the medics.
There was another stoppage later in the set at 5-5 following calls for help at the top of the north stand.
Play was able to continue shortly after each of the incidents.’
‘Both fans were understood to be okay following medical treatment.
Commentator Greg Rusedski sent well wishes to the spectators while covering the match.
He said: "This is really unfortunate for the players.
"We really hope the person up top is alright. That's already the second time it's happened during this match and from a player's point of view you always have a bit of concern for the spectator."’
‘A driver crashed into one of the pumps at the gas station, igniting it. The explosion and fire after it destroyed a filling up, killing 3-year-old Harper Ivy and severely burning her mother, Stephanie.’
‘After weeks of investigating, Lee said the 61-year-old driver will not face charges because he had a medical emergency which caused them to lose control.’
The horror scene proceeds.
‘The Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team tweeted that their Rescue 175 helicopter was sent out to a medical incident on board a vessel in the tidal estuary north of the Solent.
Their paramedic was winched down to the vessel and was able to care for the person affected.’
‘The Hamble Lifeboat was also sent to the scene and together with the coastguard, the casualty was taken to Hamble.’
There. Now you know as little as I do.