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The paramedics arrive at the house to find a fitting child

Hey guys, this way! Alright, sir.
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.
Temperature is 36.7, yes normal.
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.
Tachy mate, at 120. Ok. Good rise and fall of his chest. At least for now he’s ok.

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

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