The call came in over open speech, we quickly downed the last remaining dregs of coffee and told control we’d take the call.
We arrived on scene to find a middle aged woman, panicking, saying that her 14 year old son is in his bedroom, and he’s had a seizure.
He has no diagnosis of epilepsy or any other seizure causing medical condition. We troop upstairs with a Lifepak and a full medical bag with airway management and drugs, just in case.
We find a young man lying on his bed, horrified at our arrival, red faced and sheepish, his mother insists that he’s had a seizure, we send her downstairs to make her son a drink while we try and gather the past medical history from her son.
It soon becomes clear where the medical emergency lies.
We pop downstairs and explain to the mother “your son doesn’t appear to have had a seizure, we don’t believe there is any medical need for him to attend A&E today”
She was absolutely adamant “I saw him fitting”
“Madam, with the greatest of respect, your son is 14, he’s a young man, he was having a wank”
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