It was on a bright saturday afternoon, just hot like every other saturday. I was at a wedding reception of a friend with my husband and our three children. About an hour after our arrival, my son (18 years old) started feeling very uneasy and uncomfortable so we advised him to go outside and stay for a while so he can enjoy some fresh air and get better.
He stood up and took some few steps away from our table and suddenly, he just slumped on the ground. I rushed towards him and my husband ran after me, together with some other guests that noticed the accident.
With the help of other people, we carried him outside, with the hope that he just needed some fresh air.
We laid him on the floor, loosened his shirts and we fanned him with everything we could lay our hands on and sprinkled water on his face but after about 3 minutes, my son still remained motionless.
Then one of the men around advised we take him to hospital and we quickly carried him into our car and drove off.
On our way to the hospital, i was at the back seat with my son with his head placed on my thigh. I watched him helplessly, i did not know what to do so we only showered all the prayers we could, hoping he will wake up while we were in the car but all to no avail.
It took us about 20 minutes to get to the neareat hospital due to the saturday afternoon traffic in lagos.
On getting to the gospital, We carried him out of the car and straight into the hospital emergency room. The nurses quickly brought all their equipments and called on the doctor to come and attend to us.
Seconds later, the doctor surfaced and checked on my son.
He then turned to my husband and i and gave us the most shocking look i have ever witnessed in my life and told us that he was no more.
We wept out our lives that day.... A wedding ceremony we will never forget.... A black saturday for us.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?
It is quite unfortunate that most people do not know how to handle basic medical emergencies in order to keep a victim alive and stable till they get to the nearest hospital.
This is quite unfortunate as we continue loosing our loved ones carelessly on daily basis at our homes, work places, schools, event centers etc.
From this story, the boy might have suffered from heart attack or shock and ordinary Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from his parents would have kept him alive till they get to the hospital.
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