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  1. Just got home from Best Bet in Jacksonville Fl. This guy playing poker went into Hyperglycemia shock. They tried to resuscitate him but he did not make it. He was only 25 years old and died at the poker room. It took 20 minutes for the ambulance to arrive and the only Doc around was a dentist. Not sure a single member of the floor staff knew how to work the CPR equipment or the defibrillator. Shit was really sad.
  2. GD

    25 is way too young to go.
  3. ughhhh
     
  4. that is too sad :/ no matter how bad poker gets always thankfull to be alive. RIP
     
  5. Wow, that's crazy. 25, man that's brutal.
  6. wow is right, just horrible

    i was in a room where an old guy just went boom right on the floor [he was out cold left in an ambulance,he was there like 2 or 3 days i heard and the staff kept telling him to go home

    he was back there in a few days
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  7. That is so sad. Pretty shitty that the staff of a brand new "best poker room in fl" didn't know how to do cpr properly.

    I am cpr certified and think a lot of people should be. Did anyone at the table try and help?
  8. Yea, I made that sound pretty bad. The staff was not as bad as it sounded, but this guy was laying on the ground dying. They never got people out of the way and were just slow to react. They did try to save the guy, they just need more training in the case of emergencies.
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  9. I was there too, the floor people moved so slowly and why have CPR equipment or a defibrillator, if no one can use it. It's like having emergency exits that don't open. All this time you feel safe in a casino, but who knows.
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    Originally Posted by Poker Paulie View Post

    I was there too, the floor people moved so slowly and why have CPR equipment or a defibrillator, if no one can use it. It's like having emergency exits that don't open. All this time you feel safe in a casino, but who knows.

    wut
  11. what a bad beat
  12. I was there, and looking back, everything was done wrong. Cards had been dealt at his table, and the other players waited at their seats waiting for directions. 911 was called. A crowd gathered and lingered. Ultimately, the two closest tables had their games relocated. Two casino patrons got physically involved with the deceased, trying to administer to him. No mouth-to-mouth was attempted. Both persons said out loud that this guy would be a "goner" if help did not arrive quickly. I can guarantee that the dying man heard these comments, if he was at all conscious. Meanwhile, more and more onlookers came by to gawk. Everyone was so casual about it. I am told that the emergency respondents came in through the back door, and this is a new, large facility. They too seemed casual and nonchalant about there efforts; there seemed to be no sense of urgency. Nobody stopped to pray or care for this dying person. RIP to our fellow competitor and condolensces to his family.
  13. yea, i was in the break room when it all went down.
  14. in fairness for the emergency peeps they're trained to stay calm[similar to poker] otherwise u can make rash decisions without proper thought

    so if it comes down to cpr or defibrillator possibly saving this young kid than a lawsuit will be slapped on this place, u can bet tht much


    RIP young man
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  15. very sad. may he RIP
  16. Terrible to hear. I can relate, I'm a 26 year old Type 1 Diabetic. To treat hyperglycemia, you just have to introduce sugar into the victims body. I can gurantee he was unconscious, otherwise he would have been able to take care of the problem himself.
  17. I would bet there is going to be suite
  18. what were his cards?
  19. Geez man..
    Maybe we should all be going out to learn the new CPR stuff..I think its chest compressions only now a days, way easier....Im gonna ( how could we not, now?)..Life already is shallow and unsatisfying, sure would have been nice to be able to save this dood..
    Whoever you were, sorry, were a f-ed up species, some of us dont give a shit, some of us dont have any helpfull skills, some of us are scared and freaked out easily..sounds like you met a few of us all at once when you went down..sorry man
    Edited By: tripseekerx Apr 23rd, 2012 at 05:34 PM
  20. Well you'd think that maybe this place should have a first aid attendant to handle emergencies like this? I don't know for sure how it is in Canada but I know most places will have someone trained. That's messed up, but the guy should have probably had a glucose tube on him so someone could give it to him. Sad
  21. I feel bad for the kid but it doesnt always have to be everybody else's fault. Maybe the kid was terrible at taking care of himself and did hookers and blow earlier that day.
  22. For future reference do not give someone sugar who is out cold to 'hyperglycemia' as there is too much sugar already in their system .. only do this if they're suffering from a hypo (hypoglycemia)
  23. it never hurts to give sugar actually. thats what i learned. how do you know if its a hypo or hyperglycemic reaction? Better safe than sorry. whole different bag tho
  24. hyperglycemic - lethargic , sleepy , dehydrated , always going to toilet and more sugar would make you feel so much worse and maybe even cause ketoneacidious which iv had myself and ended up in hospital three times .

    hypoglycemic - paniky , feeling feint , disorientated & sugar would help alot in this state if the person is conscious .. if unconscious, phone an ambulance .
  25. 20 minutes for EMTs to arrive is just unacceptable. What a horrible fucking story.
  26. very sad

    on a different note, what if an online player diies - what would PS do? if they knew anyways? or does the account just sit dormant?

    we are told not to tell anyone about our accounts so i guess they just wither away and die like us??
     
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    Originally Posted by norv View Post

    very sad

    on a different note, what if an online player diies - what would PS do? if they knew anyways? or does the account just sit dormant?

    we are told not to tell anyone about our accounts so i guess they just wither away and die like us??

    pretty sure if a family member proves evidence of your death they can access your funds to withdraw them or something like that. so if you have some money on sites its prob i good idea to let people know its there so they can get it off if you die
  28. thnx matt, no intention to die anytime soon but useful info, although if people keep busting my aces with shit i might throw a coronary soon
    Edited By: norv Apr 24th, 2012 at 11:26 AM