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Off-duty nurse’s intervention may have saved an older man from seizure complications

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Moon Lim shared in her Facebook about how she responded when she saw a wheelchair-bound man struggling as a woman was trying to “stuff a handkerchief” into his mouth. Moon did not mention, but the woman could possibly be the man’s foreign domestic worker. Moon had gotten off-duty early from the hospital.

When Moon asked the woman who was attending to the man if she needed help, the woman said ‘no’. But things did not seem normal so Moon asked the man himself if he was fine, and asked him to look into her eyes.

When she noticed the man’s “eyes were facing up and he started to shake really violently, with muscle spasm,” she recognised that he needs immediate medical attention. She told the woman attending to the man firmly to stop trying to push the handkerchief into his mouth, and rushed him to the outpatient clinic which was closing.

The man was immediately wheeled into the emergency room by 4 staff and 2 doctors from the outpatient clinic.

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Moon was pleased with the good deed that she did and said, “I love my job. And I love my shoes. I am a nurse, and I am wearing Adidas.” The incident happened on Friday, 16 September.

If you can’t read her post, this is what she said:


I was SKIPPING out of the hospital door because i was so happy to finish work earlier today. THEN, i saw a lady holding a wheelchair with a man seated on it. The lady was trying to stuff a handkerchief into the man’s mouth however the man was shaking his head.

I went over and asked the lady, “Miss… Do you need help?”
“No. Its ok..” the lady answered.
but the man’s behavior do not seem right to me, this is going to sound very weird but i looked at the uncle, and told him “UNCLE look into my eyes!!! Are you ok???!?!?!” Uncle’s eyes were facing up and he started to shake really violently, with muscle spasm.

MAN!! THIS MAN NEEDS I/m Valium stat, i thought to myself. He is having a seizure! The lady was still trying to push the handkerchief into his mouth, i told her very firmly, “please stop! he needs a doctor NOW! Follow me!!”

For the first time since months, I ran. i held his legs away from the wheels, and i really ran. because i could not put him in recovery position. The outpatient clinic was 100 meters away and closing, but luckily, they were so sweet, 4 of them helped with 2 doctors, placed him on the trolley and pushed into the emergency room.
Before i left, I nodded and smile to the lady.

I love my job. And i love my shoes.
I am a nurse, and i am wearing Adidas.

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