The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 75 - Aug 11th - Aug 13th Reports
From one to old. A trampoline, a jazz guitar, an NFL star. Shotted please avoid: DRIVING, hiking, swimming, boating, tea, probably, immigrating, bomb-sniffing, inmating, and vacationing. It’s TROME
‘A Collinsville Police Officer is credited with helping save the life of a 1-year-old girl. The Collinsville Police Department said the incident happened Aug. 2 around 11 p.m.
Officer Jeremy Pinegar heard a medical call come over the scanner. He happened to be close to the MAPCO gas station off of Interstate 59 where a baby was not breathing, so he responded to the call. Pinegar said he arrived and started administering CPR right away. A few compressions later, the baby started breathing again.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The girl was transported to DeKalb Regional, where she was then released. Pinegar said he hopes this story inspires people to get pediatric CPR certified so they can respond to similar situations. The department said the family of the baby is from Louisiana, and they were headed home from vacation.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Residents spotted the aircraft landing near the A35 in the Watton area at about 1pm yesterday (Thursday, August 10).
A spokesperson for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance said that it was called to assist an elderly woman who was suffering from chest pains.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"The patient was airlifted to Royal Bournemouth Hospital."’
Washington Post getting in on the baffled game.
Okay, so I guess this is a regular column at WaPo, and it’s always set up like a mystery you’re trying to solve or something. Fine. I’m glad I found that out because the first time I read through this I asked myself:
Why not just come right out and say it’s a cauliflower-shaped cancer tumor on his heart to begin with?
‘Akinbiyi Akinwumi, known as BB, had suddenly collapsed at an indoor trampoline park near his home in Prince George’s County, Md. He quickly regained consciousness but had trouble speaking and was complaining of chest pain and numbness. Paramedics called to the scene noted an unusual and worrisome elevation on his electrocardiogram and wondered if he might be having a heart attack — a vanishingly rare event in someone so young.’ [Emphasis added]
Hey! “Vanishingly rare,” she says! Send her a cupcake. That’s brave reporting. I’m pretty sure she was supposed to blame climate change for the rise in heart attacks in the youth.
‘As an image flashed on the screen, Wernovsky recalled, there was a collective “audible gasp, followed by complete silence.”
The ER cardiologists tried to break the news gently, Shron recalled. That odd-looking mass attached to the left side of BB’s heart was a tumor. It wasn’t clear if it was benign or malignant, Wernovsky told Shron, but it had to come out immediately.’ [Emphasis added]
Whoa! Not such a mystery after all. Just another turbo cancer in the youth.
‘Wernovsky said he was virtually certain the tumor was a cardiac myxoma — a mass that is rare in adults and even rarer in children. In his 38-year career the cardiologist has seen two others: one in a newborn, the other in a 10-year-old.’ [Emphasis added]
Super-rare, is it? They’re all super-rare.
‘As a large audience of Art Porter Music Education supporters waited for Norman Brown to take the stage Aug. 5 in the Robinson Center's William Grant Still ballroom in Little Rock, mistress of ceremonies Pamela Smith appeared instead with some bad news.
The Grammy-winning jazz guitarist had experienced a "medical emergency" that necessitated a trip to the hospital, and would be unable to perform, she announced.’ [Emphasis added]
Here’s an interesting aside:
‘That "A Work of Art" has amassed some loyal supporters was evident by the cries of "No!" when Smith, after making the announcement about Brown, mentioned the availability of refunds for the concert.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Life is too short. Former NFL wide receiver and college football star Sean Dawkins passed away following a medical emergency on Tuesday. He was just 52 years old.
Dawkins died from a cardiac arrest emergency, according to multiple reports.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A Wesley Chapel man was killed Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash caused by a medical emergency, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A report from the FHP said the 50-year-old man was driving east on Eiland Boulevard west of Fountain Road when he suffered the emergency.
Troopers said the driver entered up crossing the centerline, causing him to crash with two other vehicles, a van and an SUV.
The Wesley Chapel man was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
According to the FHP, the van’s driver and passenger had minor injuries while the SUV driver suffered serious injuries.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A Pennsylvania man who suffered a medical emergency in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has died despite extensive efforts by rescue crews, authorities said.
Jason Apreku, 21, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was hiking with friends Friday when he collapsed on Mount Madison, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said in a statement.
His friends called for help and began CPR while an Army National Guard helicopter was dispatched from Concord.
Severe wind kept the helicopter from reaching the hiker, however, and he later died, according to the department. Crews carried his body to a hut in below-freezing temperatures, and a helicopter brought him and the rescuers off the mountain Saturday morning.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A 55-year-old man from Turkey died while on a boat in Mġarr harbour following a medical emergency on Saturday afternoon.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The medical team tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Massachusetts authorities say a man died in an apparent drowning at a Haverhill marina along the Merrimack River late Saturday night.
The man was on a boat at Marianna's Marina off Coffin Avenue when he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell into the river, according to Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker.
Haverhill police arrived at the scene shortly after 11:45 p.m. and were able to get the man onto a dock. The man was transported to Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, where he was pronounced dead.’ [Emphasis added]
‘One man is dead in Huntington County Sunday following, what officials with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department are calling a recreational fatality.
Police say witnesses reported 69-year-old Robert Smith of Liberty Center, Indiana, launched his boat into the Salamonie Reservoir. There, police say, Smith’s boat began to take on water.
According to witnesses, other boaters in the area came to Smith’s rescue and gave him a flotation device, since he was not wearing one. Once he grabbed onto the device and got out of the boat, police say he briefly went under water, but began to struggle once he came to the surface.
Police say rescuers were able to get him onto their boat, but he was unconscious and not breathing. That’s when police say, those rescuers began CPR and called 911 at around 1:13 p.m.’ [Emphasis added]
‘According to police, Smith was pronounced dead on the boat ramp at 2:02 p.m. Sunday.
At this time, police say Smith may have suffered a medical emergency, but won’t know for sure until an autopsy is done.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A three-year-old migrant child traveling to Chicago from Brownsville died on Thursday. The death was confirmed by the Chicago Tribune via the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The migrant child and their parents were processed in Brownsville by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the City of Brownsville.
When the bus got to Illinois, the child had a medical emergency, the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) said in a statement.
Security staff on the bus called 9-1-1 and the child was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead. No cause of death was given.
TDEM said all passengers on that bus had been screened for fevers and were asked whether they had medical conditions that needed attention. The bus had food and water on it, the agency said, and made refueling stops.’ [Emphasis added]
Anybody now if these dogs are shotted?
‘The Horry County Police Dept. is mourning the loss of K9 Bram who passed away Sunday.
Officials said that Bram experienced a severe medical emergency on Saturday in which he needed surgery.
Dr. Jade Guilbeau, the staff veterinarian, attempted the emergency surgery around midnight. Unfortunately, depside the effort and care, the surgery was unsuccessful.
Staff said that Bram's condition deteriorated too quickly.
Bram was a 7-year-old explosives detection dog that served the HCPD and the Grand Strand community since 2017. He also was the first K9 to be assigned to patrol the Myrtle Beach International Airport.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A 34-year-old inmate at Fulton County Rice Street Jail has died after being found unresponsive in a medical unit cell on Thursday, authorities said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Efforts to resuscitate Smith were made, and deputies said he was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office is set to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
No other details were provided on this incident.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Ron Baker flatlined after a heart attack. Minutes later, volunteer emergency medical technicians from a remote area in Millard County revived him.
Now, he's created a fundraiser to provide clinicians in remote areas with better medical equipment.’ [Emphasis added]
‘On June 19, the Bothell, Washington, native was vacationing in a remote area in Millard County to participate in a fossil-digging activity with his wife, Fay Lim Baker. After four hours of intense digging, Baker got back in his truck to start driving.
That was when he started feeling intense pain in his chest — so intense, he said, that he had to have his wife drive.
However, the area was remote enough that he didn't have the service to call 911. Eventually, Baker said he was able to get ahold of emergency services and have a sheriff escort their truck until an ambulance arrived.
After his wife pulled over, Baker was guided into the ambulance — where he lost consciousness a few minutes later, he said.
Baker was told that he flatlined and had to receive two different electric shocks to get his heart restarted. After he was stabilized at Delta Community Hospital, he said he was told he had to be flown to a hospital in Provo.
Eight hours later, he awoke at Utah Valley Hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"These people are flipping amazing at what they do — and they're volunteers, and that's what really tugs at my heart, so to speak. Sorry about the pun."’
I’ve heard worse.
So, he’s doing a fundraising thing for more heart equipment in the boonies.
That’s the spirit.