Dr. Bateman Lends a Helping Hand
October 2, 2018
Recently, Dr. Bateman and his wife were at a restaurant and noticed a gentleman by the bar looking peculiar. He was leaning against the bar and they thought he might have been “over-served”. Then suddenly, the gentleman turned a gray color and started sweating profusely. His legs gave way and he fell to the floor. He looked like he was having a heart attack so Dr. Bateman rushed over, fully prepared to do CPR, and checked the gentleman. The guy was looking around confused so Dr. Bateman asked him a few questions that he should know (like “What day is it?”, etc.). He got him to make eye contact to answer questions then checked his pulse. A nurse at the restaurant rushed over and started to help. Between the two of them, they got him responsive without using CPR. They got him standing and ready to leave, either to go home or to the doctor. Dr. Bateman is convinced the gentleman was dehydrated and probably had too many drinks, but he is happy the gentleman walked away without hitting his head or needing a hospital visit. That’s our Dr. Bateman…always wanting to help people!