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Death from drug overdose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Drug Abuse
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   Please tell me how long it takes for a person's face to turn blue after their heart stops. My grandson just died from an overdose we think and he was on his hands and knees when we found him with his face blue and eyes swollen. How log do you think he had been dead?
Doctor :   Give me moment let meread your query
Doctor :   Most probably an hour
Doctor :   Generally we get cyanosed when the blood supply has stopped
Doctor :   Follwoing an heart arrest generally the condition arises within an hour sometimes even earlier
Doctor :   I am sorry for your grandson
User :   Okay, I feel very guilty that I wasn't awake. I was asleep during which time he had a snack and died. I am faulting myself very bad.
Doctor :   Whats his age?
User :   I only slept two hr.
Doctor :   I will pray for him, Let his soul rest in peace
User :   He is 19
Doctor :   Ohh
Doctor :   Is he taken to the hospital now
User :   He was cremated
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Was the cause found out
User :   Could I have saved him if I had been awake????? Autopsy is underway.
Doctor :   See in cases of emergency even your prescence would be of little help
Doctor :   Unless we know the cause. Its not your fault
User :   I feel like I could hav called 911 much earlier
Doctor :   Might be the time you noticed him was late. but you did as soon as you saw him isn't
User :   I forgot to tell you he had taken an overdose.
Doctor :   What drug
Doctor :   You mentioned in the history Already
User :   Combination
Doctor :   Of?
User :   Nobody knows.
Doctor :   It can also CAFE CORONARY where inthe food particles choke them to sudden death
Doctor :   As you said he was blue, swollen
User :   Yes and eating also. Just before I fell asleep he told me he was going to fix himself a magnificent feast, which he did. I only nodded off for two hours.
Doctor :   Ok that might also be the cause, it happens rarely
User :   Could I have stopped it?
Doctor :   he might have been chatting with his friend or so had a loud laugh while consuming food, that could have dislodged the food particle leading to
Doctor :   If that is the case even you couldnot helped him staying beside
Doctor :   it hardly takes minutes to collapse a person
User :   Your sentence didn't complete where you said "food particle leading to" then it ended. Please tell me what you wrote after that. It sounds Like I could not have saved him
Doctor :   Death
Doctor :   yes unless you are trianed in basic life support
User :   That sounds like then that there's nothing I could have done then if I had been awake and standing beside him.
Doctor :   Yes most probably you couldn't
User :   Can I somehow get a copy of our chat?
Doctor :   You have a option of chat history in your account settings
Doctor :   you can have it from there
User :   I don't see it anywhere
Doctor :   Ok i will forward it to your email id
Doctor :   Plz verify your email id
Thank you so much. I felt like I just let him die! Even though I was asleep.
Doctor :   You dont have to not your mistake.
User :   God bless you.
Doctor :   IS there anything else i can help you with
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   No, just send me a copy of this wonderful chat that has relieved my mind so much.
Doctor :   Yes for sre
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
Doctor :   plz check your email we will forward the chat history soon
Doctor :   Did you receive the transcript'
User :   The chat history is not here yet!
Doctor :   Plz wait
Doctor :   Its already sent do check your spam messages
User :   I received only the top part where you introduced yourself, and that is all. I can't remember all you told me and tere isn't anywhere here that I can print it out.
Doctor :   Just scroll down you will have the full after you complete the chat
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Bye for now

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