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Seizure

vijaykumar's picture
on March 27, 2007 - 11:29am

So a guy in my class today had a seizure. The lecuturer was going over male horomones, so most of us were asleep when a strange cry rocked the classroom. It sounded like a cat screaming as some yelled "He's having a seizure!"

If you are going to have a seizure, you would think having it in a second year medical school classroom with 180 med students, two MDs as the professors and a hospital next door would be a good place to have it.
Strangely enough, most of us just whirrled around in seats shocked, the MDs were endocrinologists who deal with horomone problems and even with the hospital next door, it the EMTs 15 minutes to get there. Luckily, the guy's friend sitting next to him was on top of it enough to lay him on the floor while another student ran to the first year room to get the professor there (he is an anesthesiologiest so at least knows how to maintain an airway).

When the seizure subsided, he started babbling incoherently and the professors had all of us vacate the room. By the time the EMTs got there, he was awake and alert and completely fine. They took him to the ER just to be sure.

FYI: If someone has a seizure, lay him/her down and put something soft under his/her head. DO NOT HOLD HIM/HER DOWN! You are more likely to hurt him/her and yourself. He/she will also not swallow his/her tongue.

On further news, I have my presentation on testicular cancer tomorrow and the powerpoint looks good. Then a test on the male and femal reproductive tract on friday and then spring break. I wish I could be more excited, but I'll be studying for Step 1 of the boards through most of it.

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