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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds Hey guys, this way! Alright, sir.

Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds It seems that Oscar is actually fitting at this point in time. Get some oxygen for him. His airway is patent, he’s in trismus. I can’t open his mouth, but he’s breathing. So let’s do some obs. Check his temperature and his blood sugar.

Skip to 0 minutes and 30 seconds Temperature is 36.7, yes normal.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 seconds And his blood sugar is 5.4, which is also normal. No worries. Let’s put this on you there. Don’t worry mate, it’s ok.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Tachy mate, at 120. Ok. Good rise and fall of his chest. At least for now he’s ok.

The paramedics arrive at the house to find a fitting child

Here we see the paramedics arriving at the scene where they find a young boy (Oscar) fitting on the sofa.

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