EMT Who Suffered Aneurysm Leaves The Hospital


THE PILOT. MEG BAKER, CBS2 NEWS. AN AMAZING RECOVERY FOR THE EMERGENCY RESPONDER WHO HAD AN ANEURYSM WHILE RUSHING TO HELP A COLLEAGUE THIS MONTH. CHRISTINA FAN IS LIVE AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS JUST RELEASED. REPORTER: WHAT HAPPENED WAS A BIZARRE COINCIDENCE. YOU HAD TWO HIM ENTITIES WHO HAD BACK-TO-BACK MEDICAL EMERGENCIES WHILE ON THE JOB. ONE WAS ACTUALLY ON THE WAY TO SAVE THE OTHER WHEN THEY WERE BOTH IN CRITICAL CONDITION. A CROWD OF FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS CHEERED ON THE LIEUT. AS HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY. A LUCKY SURVIVOR OF A STRANGE CHAIN OF EVENTS, SO BIZARRE, EVEN HIS SURGEONS WERE SHOCKED. I HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON. REPORTER: HE WAS ON THE QUEENS EXPRESSWAY OCTOBER 17TH RESPONDING TO AN AMBULANCE THAT HAD WORN OFF THE ROAD. BEHIND THE WHEEL WAS A 63-YEAR OLD, A FELLOW EMT WHO HAD JUST HAD A STROKE. HE HAD JUST DUMPED OUT TO HELP HIS COLLEAGUE WHEN HE SUFFERED AN ANEURYSM. DARK TO SAY IT IS FATAL FOR 20% OF PATIENTS. HE HAD A PARTICULARLY SEVERE FORM OF IT. HE WAS IN A LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION WHEN HE ARRIVED. HE HAD NO BLOOD FLOW TO HIS LEG. REPORTER: FORTUNATELY FOR BOTH OF THE MEN A DOCTOR STEPPED IN TO TREAT THEM BOLD WHILE WAITING FOR EXTRA HELP. BEING IN AN AMBULANCE, BEING A PART OF A RESCUE TEAM HELPED A LOT GETTING HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. REP BACK DOCTORS SAY WONG IS EXPECT YOU TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. AS FOR THE SECOND EMT WHO SUFFERED A STROKE HE IS STILL IN RECOVERY HERE BUT WE ARE TOLD

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