The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 109 - Dec 13th - Dec 19th Reports
Sports, high school sports, swimming, driving, wrestling, mining, acting, and traveling all spell certain doom in TROME
#4, #8, #9, #14 High school students down and out
#5 Tom Lockyer, an English Premier League soccer player, has a cardiac arrest
#14 Fifteen year-old actress Birdie Philipps has been seizing up
#16 Entertainment wrestler suddenly out of action
#18 Patti Smith sudden illness on tour
5 sports matches interrupted
‘(CBS DETROIT) - After last month's Michigan-Ohio State football game, an Ohio photographer is thanking the Wolverines for saving his life after he suffered a heart attack.
"I mean, if I'm going to die, it's going to be some other way. It wasn't going to be a heart attack. I'm in pretty good shape. I work out a lot," said photographer Aaron Josefczyk.’
‘Afterward, he was transported to University of Michigan Health. It's there that doctors performed a cardiac catheterization.’
‘GODFREY - Friday's scheduled Southwestern Conference boys varsity basketball game at Alton High between the host AHS Redbirds and Belleville East was postponed because of what was referred to as a "medical emergency."’
‘No details were made available as to the nature of the emergency, but Kusnerick indicated the player in question was out of danger later Friday night.’
‘"We hadn't even started warmups yet," he said. "It occurred in the locker room before warmups.’
I guess that’s a little detail.
High school basketball game.
‘A South Jersey girls basketball game was postponed just minutes after starting because of a medical emergency involving a fan in the stands.’
‘During the Paul VI at Cherokee game in Marlton on Tuesday, the father of Paul VI assistant coach Jeff Slonis suffered a medical emergency and had to be taken to a local hospital, according to multiple people at the game.’
‘FREMONT -- A high school in Fremont went on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a student experienced a medical emergency, police said.’
‘A spokesperson for Fremont Unified School District said they would not clarify what happened or comment on the reason for the lockdown.’
‘Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer is “thankfully responsive” after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during the Premier League game against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, his club announced.’
‘Lockyer also collapsed in May this year during the Championship playoff final as Luton won promotion to the Premier League. He later told Sky Sports that it was due to an “atrial flutter, which is an irregular heartbeat,” adding that he had been given the “all-clear” following a procedure.’
‘A vehicle has crashed into the home of retired state Rep. Joe Wagner and his wife Laureen Wagner of Chicopee on Tuesday.’
‘[No] one was hurt inside the house, [but] the vehicle hit one of their cars inside the garage.’
‘WEST FINLEY, Pa. — A miner was taken to a hospital after a medical emergency in Washington County.
Preliminary reports said a miner was hit in the head at Bailey Mine in West Finley.
Updated information says the miner wasn’t injured and instead suffered a medical emergency.’
‘Arushi Gupta was sitting next to a friend on the bus on the way to Alliance Academy for Innovation one morning last month when her friend suddenly went unconscious, falling backward into her seat.’
The rest of the article is behind a paywall.
‘BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Woodrow Wilson High School has released information regarding a “medical emergency” that took place at the school this morning.’
‘As a precaution, students and teachers were evacuated to the gymnasium and auditorium when EMS deemed it safe and appropriate to do so.’
Kind of a weird response, really.
‘ANZA, CA — A 72-year-old man who was pronounced dead over the weekend in Anza after crashing his pickup truck likely suffered a medical emergency that triggered the wreck, according to a preliminary investigation by the California Highway Patrol.’
‘"The preliminary investigation indicates that this crash happened as a result of an unknown medical emergency, however, it is pending further investigation at this time," [CHP Officer Jonathan] Torres reported.’
‘Cathrine Framholt, Avinor’s communications manager, informed Norwegian news channel NRK that the allowance was granted specifically due to a pressing medical issue aboard the aircraft.’
‘CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police are responding to a crash at the intersection of Ocean Drive and Airline Road.
Officers arrived around 4:20 p.m. after getting reports of a driver who had crashed into power lines in the area due to a medical emergency, said officials with CCPD.’
‘More than a week after suffering a medical emergency and falling into the pool at the Roosevelt Aquatic Center, Jazmin Jefferson is in a coma and on life support at Howard University Hospital with what D.C. officials recently described in a report as an anoxic brain injury.’
‘Jefferson’s condition is so severe that hospital personnel recently stalled plans to transfer her to BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill. On Dec. 15, the D.C. Office of Risk Management awarded Jefferson medical and wage-loss benefits for her brain injury, but not the undiagnosed condition that triggered her fall into the pool.’
‘The former 'Dawson's Creek' actress' eldest child, 15-year-old Birdie - who she has with ex-husband Marc Silverstein - attends boarding school in Sweden and she was horrified having to watch her medical episode play out from so far away.’
‘"And I went upstairs but then I heard his voice and I knew something was really wrong. And he just said, 'It's Birdie, it's Birdie. She's had another seizure. The paramedics are on the phone.'’
‘Busy - who also has 11-year-old Cricket with Mark - admitted it wasn't the first time she had been unable to be with Birdie when she had a seizure, as the teenager had previously collapsed when she was on set for the first day of filming her upcoming movie 'Mean Girls'.’
Whole lotta collapsin’ goin’ on.
‘TOLEDO, Ohio — A driver died in a single-vehicle crash on the Anthony Wayne Trail Friday night.
Joseph Hunsinger, 53, was driving southbound on the Anthony Wayne Trail nearby the Toledo Zoo when he drove off the road and struck a tree, according to a Toledo police report. Police at the scene told WTOL 11 that Hunsinger had a medical emergency while driving.’
‘Hunsinger was taken to the hospital from the scene.’
‘Two days removed from setting up a huge angle with AEW Tag Team Champions Ricky Starks and Big Bill, one-half of the number one contending team of the Golden Jets, Kenny Omega, has been placed on ice indefinitely, as “The Best Bout Machine” has suffered a medical emergency that will place him on the shelf long-term.’
‘“I can’t really sugar coat this. I’m out indefinitely,” Kenny Omega wrote on social media. “I tried to keep pushing past the pain for as long as I could until it became too much. Luckily doctors caught me when they did. I’ll be here so in the mean time, please enjoy wrestling!”’
‘The north London derby in the WSL had to be stopped for a short period on the 82nd minute after a medical emergency in the away end.’
‘The game was brought to a halt and medical staff could be seen racing across the pitch in direction of the sold-out away end.’
‘American singer-songwriter Patti Smith was forced to cancel a show in Italy this week after reportedly being rushed to hospital with a "sudden illness".
The 76-yer-old musician was set to enthrall music lovers with his perform at the Duse Theater in Bologna on Tuesday (December 12), but the concert was cancelled at short notice.
Smith was taken to the Maggiore hospital in Bologna and put under observations after falling ill, according to Italian media outlet.’
‘An Air Transat flight between London Gatwick and Toronto has landed in Dublin in the last few moments following a medical emergency onboard.’
‘Emergency crews were on standby due to the aircraft landing into the Irish airport with a heavy payload onboard due to the severity of the medical emergency.
We will not be disclosing any information pertinent to the details of the medical, but it is expected that Air Transat flight TS123 will continue to the Canadian destination in due course.’ [Emphasis added]
We will not be? It sounds like they just don’t want to release any information. A lot of times they have some reason for such nondisclosure. Interesting.
‘Initial reports suggest that the crew declared a medical emergency onboard.
A Jet2 spokesperson said: "The crew on flight LS168 requested priority landing due to a customer requiring medical attention."’
‘Jane Barnes, the wife of Australian rock icon Jimmy, has shared a touching update as he undergoes emergency heart surgery.
The 66-year-old Cold Chisel legend revealed his medical emergency in a statement early on Wednesday, saying he was to have urgent open-heart surgery to fight the spread of an aggressive bacterial infection.’ [Emphasis added]
That’s a first for me. Open heart surgery to fight a bacterial infection. Holy smokes.
‘Earlier, Barnes – who has been in hospital for several weeks – revealed he had cancelled upcoming shows because of the health emergency. He described the development as “hugely frustrating”.’
‘“I know lots of other people are battling even worse things, but it still feels hugely frustrating,” he said. “Just a few weeks ago I was the fittest I’ve been in decades.”’
Yeah that sounds frustrating.
‘A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said officers had been supporting other emergency workers dealing with a medical incident at the supermarket.’
‘In a rare post on social media, Tracey described her experience: “I’ve been travelling and I’ve been very unwell. Not cancer but horrible complications with my intestines brought on by an infection, scar tissue and made a million times worse by flying.’
‘“My small intestine nearly exploded. Luckily for me I was in Thailand on my way back from Australia, so I spent a few days in a very good hospital.’
‘Ms Emin, who was raised in Margate and returned to live in her hometown in 2020, battled bladder cancer during lockdown and now has a urostomy bag.
The artist previously told how medics feared she could die after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer.’
From the link in the last quote, a May 2021 article:
‘One of the world's most famous artists has "never been so happy" - following life-altering surgery to remove an aggressive form of bladder cancer.’
‘"I had my bladder removed, my uterus removed and my fallopian tubes, urethra, part of my intestine, lymphnodes and half of my vagina removed," she told the BBC Radio 4 programme.’
I guess the fun never stops in TROME.
‘Multiple 999 crews, including an air ambulance, were called into action for a 'medical emergency' in Coventry.’
‘A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after multiple ambulances including an air ambulance were alerted to a medical emergency.’
‘One man was transported to Papworth Hospital by road ambulance in a serious condition.’