21. Rare and Serious Conditions are Very Difficult to Treat
When anything happens with the brain, there can be serious and long-term side effects. That’s the entire reason the skull is there: to protect it from external forces that could injure it. But the skull doesn’t help when the problems are occurring inside the brain. In fact, the skull can actually end up making things worse because there’s nowhere for a swelling brain to go, causing even more damage. TheFireman04 had a case involving a woman who ended up being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy.
“We knocked on the window, and she turned her head and just stared at us. Like, horror movie stare. We found an open window and finally got to her. I asked her if she could speak, and she said “yes.” That was the only word she said. She went into one of the strongest seizures I’ve ever seen and dumped a bottled water’s worth of saliva out of her mouth. That lasted about two minutes. Her heart rate was going haywire. 130 down to 60, then back up to 120. She had another seizure as we were walking into the ER, which was even stronger and partnered with A LOT of blood coming out of her mouth and nose.”