So this morning we we headed out to the early showing of Harry Potter (which saves us $15 - 20 vs. going to afternoon or evening showings.) Just as we were about to leave our neighborhood, I noticed a car on the side of the road with the door slightly open and the driver jerking around. I pulled over and DH hopped out to check on the guy.
I was backing up to where the other car was and saw DH whip out his cell phone, so I knew something wasn't right. The driver was having a full-blown seizure. I stayed with the driver while DH talked to the 911 operator.
I have had first-aid training, and have been CPR certified, but I didn't recall any instruction for what to do about a seizure, other than stick something in the person's mouth to keep them from biting--and maybe roll them over to keep them from aspirating. But I had already searched through our first-aid kit and hadn't come up with anything appropriate, and since he was mostly upright in the car, the chances of aspiration seemed pretty low.
Fortunately, the seizure seemed to be weakening and the guy did not appear to be causing himself harm. But he was completely unresponsive.
Shortly before the paramedics arrived, he seemed to come out of the seizure, but he was still unable to speak. I tried to ask him questions, and he seemed to understand and sort of nod, but he couldn't speak.
Finally the paramedics arrived, and he was able to speak to them, but he was disoriented and unable to correctly answer basic questions.
I hope everything turned out well. His car had been moved when we drove by this afternoon, so hopefully that is a good sign. I'm glad we stopped--there were several other cars that passed by while we were standing there, and none of them stopped-but they did shoot us the evil-eye for blocking the road.
Yes, we actually made the early showing--we had left really early, and the entire incident above probably only lasted about 15 minutes. And HP was good. PS thought it didn't follow the book closely enough, but you can only cram so much into a movie. I thought it was funnier and less dark and intense than the more recent HP films. Lots of snogging. Ha! I love that word--snogging!