The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 32
Shotted: Don't play in the NFL, don't go to high school, don't be a Navy chief, or fly on an airplane, or go to Hawaii. Or to Willenhall.
JUN 22nd REPORTS
Well, blood clots isn’t a medical mystery, I guess. Unless they happen in young, fit men, that is. Deion might not be in the NFL anymore, and he might not be in MLB anymore, but he’s not blood clot age.
‘Colorado football coach Deion Sanders is recovering after emergency surgery to treat persistent blood clots in his legs he announced in a video posted Saturday. The procedure was to correct blood-flow issues that have plagued Sanders dating back to his days coaching at Jackson State.’ [Emphasis added]
Oh yeah. Waaaaay back in his coaching days at Jackson State. When was that, again?
Jackson State Tigers football coach Deion Sanders says he had two toes amputated after medical setback
Mar 8, 2022 — ‘Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated because of blood clots stemming from a previous surgery.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Sanders was hospitalized for around a month in the middle of last season. The Tigers finished 11-2.
He had a dislocated toe along with an inflamed nerve.’ [Emphasis added]
Ahhhh… So that’s how it started, eh? An inflamed nerve. Autoimmune? Or just a damaged toe? Hm. I also wanted to draw attention to the fact they diagnosed the cause of the clots pat — they stemmed from a surgery. Don’t ask questions. Vinny Curry’s blood clots also stemmed from a surgery. They tell us.
Oh, wonderful. A rare blood disorder. Here I thought it was the clot shots.
‘The defensive end won't play this season after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in July. Curry was initially projected to return to the field by mid-September, but doctors spotted blood clots during his recovery from spleen removal. The blood thinners he's taking will prevent him from having physical contact for the next six months.’ [Emphasis added]
Sounds like a very bad case of the ABTV’s (Anything But The Vaccines). Luckily, Deion Sanders is under the care of likewise never-baffled doctors who were nonetheless surprised that following the dislocated toe surgery:
‘As he healed, his toes began to darken under the bandages.
"They were talking about the amputation of toes," Sanders said. "Then they were talking about the amputation of my leg from the knee down. Then, they were trying to ensure I had life."’ [Emphasis added]
‘Sanders, 54, underwent several surgeries. He developed a femoral arterial blood clot. He also had compartment syndrome, which meant his leg swelled, and doctors had to flay open his leg to drain fluid. Sanders later had his left foot's big toe and second toe amputated.’ [Emphasis added]
Compartment syndrome. That sounds so gnarly.
Well, Vinny Curry was convinced his situation had nothing to do with the shots. He bounced back after the 2021 season and played last year, although it doesn’t sound like he did all that well, and this article argues the Jets should not re-sign him.
‘Unfortunately, Curry didn't play in 2021 because of his aforementioned health issue, and many expected him to simply retire as a result. That wasn't the case, however, as Curry returned in 2022 after the Jets re-signed him.
Curry would go on to appear in 11 games for the Jets in 2022, although he failed to record a sack for the first time in his career. The 34-year-old was a replacement-level player. There's nothing wrong with that, but given the depth on the roster, it doesn't make much sense to bring him back.’ [Emphasis added]
I wonder how Deion feels about it. Does he blame the shots? It’s always good to see someone at least acknowledge the possibility.
Oh yeah, and the NFL bodycount is way higher than people expect. I really thought major athletes suddenly flopping over — dead! — in the middle of the field would REALLY WAKE THOSE SHEEP UP. Hah. Man, the sheep have been letting me down for decades, but now they’ve really gone too far. Here’s an NFL recap:
1) Luke Wilson - Seattle Seahawks - retired Aug 2021 with a leaking pericardium — basically pericarditis.
2) Vinny Curry — NY Jets - blood clots in 2021 season.
3) Donald Parham, Jr — Chargers - mysterious neurological injury in 2021 game vs. the Chiefs.
4) Damar Hamlin — Buffalo Bills died from cardiac arrest during a game in January, and was revived several minutes later. You know who else had a cardiac arrest from that organization? Kim Pegula — the owner’s wife. From the NOTB Sports write-up: “Kim Pegula gave vaccinated healthcare workers free tickets to a game. She opened up one of her arenas as a mass vaccination clinic. The Buffalo Bills was one of the first to require all fans show proof of the jab to attend games.”
5) Foster Moreau — Raiders - semi-retired with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
6) Byron Jones — Miami Dolphins - Found himself unable to play earlier this year, has spoken of potential ties to chronic injury in the game, but it all seems quite mysterious, still isn’t explained, and I understand he isn’t yet retired.
7) Henry Anderson — Carolina Panthers — had a stroke in late 2022.
8) JJ Watt — Arizona Cardinals — Some kind of heart arrhythmia in Sept. 2022 (classic medical emergency: ‘Watt missed practice Wednesday and Thursday for what the Cardinals listed as “calf/illness” on their injury report.’ Lol. Is the calf next to the heart?)
9) Jaylon Ferguson — Baltimore Ravens — Died suddenly at the age of 26 a year ago in June, 2022.
A class 12 student — what is that? Senior in high school? — dropped dead at school in Kolkata, India on Thursday. The girl “fainted and was rushed to hospital where she was declared brought dead.” [Emphasis added]
An eyewitness recounts: “She was not feeling well and told her sister who is also a student of our school. Her sister took her to the washroom after which she attended the morning assembly. But, she fainted suddenly and lost consciousness. We also saw bubbles on her lips. We were so scared that we were praying for her.” [Emphasis added]
‘A Navy chief died earlier this month after being medically evacuated from the deployed guided-missile destroyer Ramage.
Chief Gunner’s Mate Caprice L. Pryor, suffered a medical emergency while the ship was underway in the North Sea on June 8, The destroyer is part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, according to the Navy.
Officials with the Italy-based U.S. 6th Fleet declined to provide further details on what happened, citing an ongoing investigation. But they confirmed that Pryor was transported to Stavanger University Hospital in Norway, where he was pronounced dead.’ [Emphasis added]
Died, eh? What happened?
‘As of Wednesday, an entry in the Naval Safety Command’s mishap report stated that a sailor confirmed to be Pryor “suffered cardiac arrest while underway.” [Emphasis added]
But as of Thursday morning, following Navy Times queries about the incident, the safety command replaced that description to state that a sailor was “injured underway.”’
From “cardiac arrest” to “injured underway.” Classic form. True medical emergency.
‘On this previously unreported diversion, the flight crew turned back to HNL to deal with what is now being reported to us to have been a medical issue after a little more than an hour in the air.’ [Emphasis added]
‘[…] the flight diverted to San Fransisco (the nearest point to Hawaii) rather than continuing on its designated route to Houston.’ [Emphasis added]
The local news website (I guess), the source for this story, also adds this tidbit:
‘This sounds like quite an ordeal for everyone involved and comes as just the latest in a series of five United Airlines diversions over the last two weeks. Is it just us, or does it seem like there are far more instances of Hawaii flights diverting primarily due to engine, other technical idea, or medical events while in the air, which causes them to either return to their point of origin or fly instead to a closer alternative airport?
It is starting to feel like we are reading about incidents like these almost daily. That begs the question of whether there is an issue with the airlines doing proper aircraft maintenance, or is this just some big coincidence? You tell us.’ [Emphasis added]
Well, tell ‘em, I guess.
‘Two visiting Hatzolah paramedics, who met each other for the first time on board a flight from Newark to Johannesburg on 20 June, ended up saving a man’s life when he experienced a life-threatening medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The patient, an Afrikaans-speaking, middle-aged South African man, collapsed a couple of hours into the flight and required urgent medical attention.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The patient, who at first collapsed in the bathroom requiring the door to be removed, experienced several complications throughout the flight.’
‘We were dealing with a really sick patient, and we’re just grateful and proud that we managed to keep him stable and safe until landing in Johannesburg.’ [Emphasis added]
I guess the diagnosis is he was really sick.
‘[...] arrangements were made for the patient to be transported by regular ambulance to a Johannesburg hospital once the plane landed. He is said to be recovering.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A man has tragically died after suffering a medical episode in Willenhall on Wednesday morning.’ [Emphasis added]
‘An air ambulance descended on the scene, landing at the St Giles playing fields off Walsall Road, with a land ambulance arriving at Gipsy Lane within seven minutes of being called.
Sadly the man could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene.’ [Emphasis added]