HOW TO DEAL WITH SEIZURES, ASTHMA ATTACKS, AND PANIC/ANXIETY ATTACKS.
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For seizures you have to lay them on their side, if they are laying face up they WILL choke (gravity) (sometimes you are unable to lay them on their side)
Important as someone who has asthma these things are very important
fyi if a seizure lasts more than about 5 minutes and they’re not coming out of it, call an ambulance. Yes, it’s embarrassing. Yes, it may be unnecessary for some seizures, but in the more severe cases, one of the following can happen:
- Their heart can stop (this may/may not be temporary but can cause myocardial damage)
- They can stop breathing.
- They may need anticonvulsants that aren’t available at site and will need to be treated in the ER
- They may not regain consciousness
- They can start clustering (as in they have 1, come out of it, and immediately go into another)
It depends on the seizure, and the severity of it, but don’t opt out of medical assistance because “it’s inconvenient” or whatever.
And if it generalizes, and they’re not pulling out of it by 5 minutes and you do have access to an anticonvulsant, USE IT. Doctors will tell you 1 minute is too long, so letting it go past 5 is ridiculous.
Rolling them on their side, aka recovery position, is what helps keep someone FROM choking if done properly. If someone is post-ictal, roll them into recovery position. If they are in proper recovery position, ie facing away from you and propped on their arm/knee as seen below, then they are less likely to choke on any vomit/saliva/food than lying flat on their back.
Seriously, I have so many issues with this post.
That point in a piece of fanfiction where you can tell something embarrassing is about to happen so you start fucking around on tumblr because you’re a huge baby with a crippling overabudance of empathy.
I do this with every media I consume. I pause movies and have to walk around and prepare myself for second-hand embarrassment sometimes.
Anonymous asked: why are you a feminist???
because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be