My son is in ICU and my wife's sister-in-law's dad just died this morning.
My son was going with my daughter to Charlston SC for the weekend. She went by to pick him up and he fell over and wasn't breathing. She had some training in giving artificial respiration and was able to revive him until the medics got there. We thought he was dead. He is doing better this morning. She was a wreck when we got there while the ambulance was loading him. She passed out a few minutes later but came to, but was shaking and crying.
They think it may have been caused by a combination of pain pills he is taking for his back. The doc just prescribed a new one two days ago.
They took him off the respirator and he is talking OK now and the doc is going to let him sit up a little later. I think he will be OK. It's been about 20 hours since it happened.