The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 60 - July 20th Reports
An "attempted exit," an airline passenger, an inmate and a soldier, an actress, a driver, a wrestling announcer, a biker, another driver, and another driver are all on the road -- to TROME
‘Corpus Christi Police tells KRIS 6 News that it was just before 6:30 p.m. when a vehicle attempted to exit the expressway.
The vehicle struck a sidewall of the freeway, jumped the curb on the SPID frontage road. This caused it to slam into a tree and then two power poles. The impact on the power pole was so powerful that pieces of the pole struck a vehicle parked in the nearby Enterprise car rental lot.
Police believe the driver of the at-fault vehicle may have suffered a medical emergency that factored into the crash.
That person was taken to the hospital in stable condition.’
‘A medical emergency mid-air last month called for Morgan Davis, a local ICU nurse, to step in. Davis was on a flight from Seattle to Maui when flight attendants asked if there were any medical personnel on board. Davis told KIRO 7 she immediately raised her and jumped in to help.
“The lady that the incident happened with she had passed out, she hit her head pretty hard and so we puled her to the back of the plane,” Davis said. “You just kind of enter like a different mental state when you’re called.” Davis said a paramedic and a firefighter also stepped in to help out.
“All I could tell like on initial assessment was that she was very pale, her skin was very cold and clammy and she was very disoriented,” she said.’
‘“She got to a point where she was more awake, less lethargic, she was communicating a bit more,” she said.’
Which is great news.
‘A 66-year-old inmate died Wednesday at the Palmer Correctional Center, Alaska State Troopers said.
Medics and troopers were called to the medium-security prison in Sutton around 4:30 p.m. because Michael Phillip Padilla was experiencing a medical emergency, according to troopers. Lifesaving measures were taken by Department of Corrections staff and medics who responded, but Padilla died at the facility, troopers said.’
And then we’re left with this interesting side note:
‘He is the fifth man to die in DOC custody so far this year. Alaska saw 18 incarcerated people died in Alaska last year -- a record high largely driven by suicide.’
Well, I’ll leave the link live in case people want to read about it. Not my cup of tea. Although, I do have to admit that group — the self-inflicted group — must contain huge amounts of shot victims — injured, shunned, their injuries ignored and ridiculed, misdiagnosed by arrogant doctors, ridiculed by arrogant medical staff, their families encouraging more boosters all the while — think about that. Don’t if you don’t want to. I don’t.
Lots of times these jail stories end up being drug overdoses. Just throwing this in here as a reminder.
‘The coroner has determined an overdose led to a man’s death at the Allen County Jail in May.
Indiana State Police were investigating the death of 35-year-old Courtney Eugene Luckadoo, who was in the jail May 20 for less than 45 minutes when he had a “medical emergency”, according to a spokesman with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead that same day, police said.
The Allen County Coroner on Thursday determined the cause of death was cocaine intoxication, and the manner of death was ruled an accident.’
This one keeps coming up. It sounds like this soldier’s death is great, big, fat mystery. I reported on this one in Pt. 54 - July 14th Reports
‘Army medical officials were investigating what caused a “medical emergency” last week that killed a teenage infantry trainee at Fort Moore, officials at the Georgia installation said Thursday.
Pfc. Jacob T. Atchison, 19, died July 12 during a training event at Fort Moore after experiencing a sudden medical emergency, according to officials at the post formerly known as Fort Benning.’
‘Atchison, of Pella, Iowa, was about nine weeks into Infantry One Station Unit Training, a 22-week training program for Army recruits bound for the infantry.’
‘In Atchison’s short time at Fort Moore, he had excelled, according to base officials. He had been named a team leader in his training platoon and earned his company's “top shot” award as he qualified as an expert marksman on the M4 carbine.’
Yeah, the shots don’t discriminate.
Great, big, fat mystery…
Sex-specific differences in myocardial injury incidence after COVID-19 mRNA-1273 Booster Vaccination
3 percent with heart damage after the shot. Holy guacamole.
I came across this one yesterday and skipped it. Eh.
‘Emergency services were called to Brigitte Bardot's home in Saint-Tropez in Southern France on Wednesday after the actress suffered breathing issues related to the heat, according to French media reports.’
She’s 88. That’s why I didn’t include this story yesterday. Anyway — who knows? Heat is strange. No A/C? Even stranger.
‘According to [Bardot’s husband Bernard] d'Ormale, Bardot, 88, began experiencing a medical emergency at around 9 a.m. d'Ormale told French media, "it was around 9 o'clock when Brigitte had trouble breathing. It was stronger than usual but she didn't lose consciousness. Let's call it a moment of respiratory distraction."’
Oh, snap! I didn’t realize we were going to get poetic with it. A “moment of respiratory distraction?” Okay. We’ll go with that. It almost sounds enticing.
Okay, first off — what does he mean by “stronger than usual?” Does this happen often? Every time it gets hot? Southern France sounds like it has strange weather, also. Strong early-morning heat, huh? It’s rare for most places I’ve been to get too warm by 9am. It’s starting to warm up, maybe, by then, but that’s about it.
‘Bardot was given "oxygen to breathe," and firefighters "stayed for a moment to watch her," her husband said, adding that emergency services personnel originally went to the wrong address before getting to their home. He suggested high temperatures in Saint Tropez were the cause of his wife's breathing issues, as Southern Europe is currently enduring a prolonged heatwave.
"Like all people of a certain age, she can no longer bear the heat. It happens at 88 years old. She must not make useless efforts."’
I dig the rhetorical flair at the end there. Let’s go! Down with useless efforts!
Oh, man. 88’s old. Hope she’s alright. This milquetoast hand-waving about heat or whatever sounds pretty standard issue. We’ll move on.
‘A person died Thursday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency while driving on a freeway in south Orange County, the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, when a white Kia sedan crashed into a guard rail while driving the Laguna Canyon Road offramp on the California State route 133.’
‘No further information on the driver was available pending next-of-kin notification.’
AEW stands for All Elite Wrestling.
‘AEW Commentator Jim Ross recently rushed to the emergency room due to a concern in his leg, the WWE Hall of Famer has disclosed.
The 71-year-old legend has had his fair share of medical issues as of late, including a battle with skin cancer which resulted in him stepping away from AEW programming for weeks. More recently, Ross suffered a nasty fall mere hours before the premiere episode of AEW Collision but made it to the show and called the action.’
This is all exposition.
Now, it sounds like he was concerned about blood poisoning of some kind:
‘"I had to go to the emergency room this morning because I was concerned that the redness in my wounded leg was moving, and I’ve been warned about that, that you don’t want to let this thing get out of control.”’
It sounds like the prognosis was good.
Now, the article links to another article about the fall he suffered before the “AEW Collision” premiere, which shows us the nasty black eye photo he posted on Twitter. And I’m not going to show you that photo. Not by itself.
This is all exposition. And foreshadowing.
‘He's fallen several times over the past couple years, at least four times by our count:’
Yeah. Moving on.
‘A man from Ocala is in stable condition after he experienced a medical emergency while riding his bike.
Marion County firefighters responded to Santos Trailhead around 1 p.m. Thursday after they received reports of a man feeling weak and having trouble breathing.’
‘Crews rode on ATV’s to get to the man since he was six miles from the trailhead.
Officials say they believe the man suffered a heat-related illness.’
I’ll bet they did. Also, is their medical training faith-based? Are they taught that medical diagnoses are more true with the power of belief? And, dehydration wasn’t suspected? Probably because the guy was carrying water?
I know, I know — it might have just been the heat. That’s true.
‘At approximately 1:30 pm on July 19, the Garberville CHP office said they received multiple calls from worried drivers regarding a vehicle’s erratic behavior on Hwy 101 north of Leggett in Mendocino County. The reports indicated that the vehicle was swerving within its lane and constantly changing speed, raising concerns among other motorists.’
‘According to the CHP post on Facebook, “A concerned motorist was able to slow and stop the vehicle on the shoulder of US-101 near mile marker 95.” Shortly after, Cal Fire and CHP Officers Taylor and Barreto arrived at the scene to assess the situation.
Their prompt evaluation revealed that the driver, a 75-year-old woman from Mendocino, was suffering from a stroke.’
Good work, whoever stopped them. I wonder what they did.
‘According to a news release, Marcia Hopkins, 62, of Williamson was traveling west on Ridge Road when her vehicle left the north shoulder of the road, striking a mail box and water meter.
The vehicle then reentered the roadway, croassing [sic] over to the south shoulder of the road, before coming back across the road and striking a garage that caused significant damage to it.’
‘Hopkins was believed to have a medical emergency, which led to the crash.’
Well, I hope she was alright and that she was treated with compassion by all concerned.
‘She was issued tickets for moving from lane unsafely. She was transported to Rochester General Hospital.’
Ah, the joys of law enforcement. Go get ‘em, deputy.
The shot-injured have to be the most miserable lot. I don’t even like thinking about it.