That was scary last night...

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xxteargodxx, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. xxteargodxx

    xxteargodxx GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    United States
    Something really scary happened last night for the first time in my life and I am glad I reacted quick to the situation and called an ambulance. My friend and my brothers were helping my parents carrying up groceries (We are all adults). My friend carried up some sodas while I took some other stuff and when he got upstairs he looked down at me and asked if I needed anymore help I told him no we got everything to go in and play a game or something.

    Next thing I know I finish walking upstairs and get inside and my friend is passed out on the floor laying on his stomach, heaving and breathing heavily he was out cold. So I just grabbed the phone, dialed 911 and requested an ambulance and right before they came he just woke up like it was nothing and he didn't remember what happened.

    Long story short, turns out he is a diabetic at the age of 26 and is overweight (Much like myself except I'm not diabetic I'm just overweight) and he hasn't been taking his medications because sadly he cannot afford them because he can't find a job and his medication is too expensive almost $100 a prescription.

    So I'm not trying to play Mr Dad here but keep an eye on what you eat. It was a bad feeling I had last night knowing I could have possibly almost lost my friend and wouldn't want that happening to anyone else.

  2. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    Nicely done, and good job keeping your cool!
  3. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    strawhat-san is diabetic at the age of 16 (now 17). It must really suck.

    Anyway, +1 to what Dave said, you did well.
  4. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    My dad's diabetic, I know how scary it can be when things go wrong. Thankfully medication for stuff like that is free here, so he normally keeps it in check. But I digress. I would tip my hat to you in recognition of your level headed life saving ability, but unfortunately I don't actually own a hat. I'll go buy one and get back to you [​IMG]
  5. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    that is really sad that your friend cannot afford the medication he needs, in the UK we get free treatment so that is not a problem, it's a shame in america you don't get the same free treatment, so many lives would be saved.
  6. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 3, 2007
    UK blud dun kno
    Maybe in the future you will have free meds. Well done on having such quick and calm reactions.
  7. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Like said before, good job.
    Hopefully, your friend will get a job and be able to pay for medication.
  8. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    United States
    Great quick thinking, bro. I would've never been able to maintain composure.

    It's a terrible shame when one can't take their meds because of cost. [​IMG] It's imperative that he get that sorted out. No on should have to resort to that. Ever.
  9. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
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    You, my friend, deserve a thousand internetz.
  10. Zerousen

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    If something like that happened to me, my sister would probably try to ask me whats wrong, being worried, while I spend an hour trying to explain to them, until my parents come home and take care of the situation o.o Great job taking care of the situation like that [​IMG] YOU SIR, ARE A HERO!
  11. naruses

    naruses GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 8, 2009
    United States
    Your Mom
    I have friend that is diabetic since hes 5 years old. He gets all emotional and paranoic over any trouble that he gets. He is also, kind of overweight. Its tough to hang out with him, everyone always have to keep an eye on him.
  12. Frost>>&gt

    Frost>>&gt Member

    May 16, 2010
    United States

    But is it true that doctors don't get paid much there so if you break your arm you stay in the waiting room for an hour? That's what I heard happens. But I've never really researched the matter.
  13. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

    May 21, 2009
    United States
    First of all, how would the doctor's salaries affect waiting times? It's the idea that there will be more patients. Second, you don't stay in the waiting room for an hour for a broken arm in an American hospital? I know I did when I had insurance.
  14. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    I do applaud for your quick thinking and deep compassion for your comrade. Remember that if you want to join the military tell them THAT so you can possibly get to an E-2 for that heroic deed.

    EDIT: I remember that I annoyed my friend so much when he had a cold. He left my house and went back to his only to find out he was in the hospital afterwards.
  15. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

    Apr 17, 2008
    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    phew, thank goddness i am a type 2 diabetic who has his condition currently under control, or i might end up like your friend [​IMG]

    just glad to hear that your friend is still alive [​IMG]
  16. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    Good thing you remained calm and acted quickly.