Is It Your Instinct to Call 911 When Something Goes Wrong?
On Thursday, my son had two consecutive grand mal seizures. The first ones since he has been on medication for them.
The ones prior to this one, while he was not medicated, have required emergency services because he wasn't getting enough oxygen to is brain as he continued to seize non stop.
On Thursday, when his seizure started, it was my instinct to call 911 and have him transported. Instead, I remained calm (or at least as calm as I could be), comforted him and watched the signs to see if he was in distress. After a while, his seizures stopped and he fell asleep. It took him a couple days to recover his strength and coordination. This was a first for us and definitely a bit frightening.
When your loved ones are in distress, feeling ill or having episodes, is it your instinct to call 911 or do calmer heads prevail?
Are you quick to rush to the ER or do you wait it out?