Kind strangers, medics help a couple in trouble

On Saturday, Aug. 27, my husband and I were walking in the downtown area when my husband began to feel dizzy and grabbed onto a pole to steady himself.

To the editor:

On Saturday, Aug. 27, my husband and I were walking in the downtown area when my husband began to feel dizzy and grabbed onto a pole to steady himself.

A few moments later he started to shake and had a seizure.

A couple nearby, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Purdue, were kind enough to help. Jack called 911 while his wife (sorry I forgot your name) assisted me in steadying him and keeping him on his side and his head from banging against the sidewalk.

She was a nurse and advised the paramedics and inhalator crew who attended soon after, what was happening.

While the ambulance took him to Emergency the couple offered to assist me.

I would like to thank everyone who stopped to help.

I would like to thank the paramedics who later returned to the site and located my husband’s hearing aid from the sidewalk and brought it to the hospital.

I would like to thank Dr. Rhine in Emergency for explaining so well what he believed had happened.

My husband was tired but has recovered from the seizure with only scrapes and bruises and a badly bitten tongue.

The cause of the seizure is unknown.

 

 

Marilyn Szita,

Kelowna

 

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