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Saturday, December 23, 2006

"Man having a seizure"

The engine company was the first on seen with this one and quickly let us and the squad responding know that it was a full arrest. Turns out that the 42 year old man was in the bathroom and fell so the family assumed that he was having a seizure when he was really dying. We performed CPR, intubated him, shocked him, and pushed 4 rounds of drugs before we loaded him up. We pushed another two rounds of drugs during transport. I thought for sure that he was a gonner.

In the ER they pushed two more rounds of drugs and got him back! I couldn't believe it. His heart had changed rhythms 5 different times! He had no other medical problems, took no medications, and was in decent physical shape. Makes me wonder if drugs were involved.
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