Monday, April 12, 2010

Don't Sweat The Stall Stuff

Dr. Paul Nemeth went with his 6 year old kid to a Chicago White Sox game. It was opening day and was to be a great father and son kind of bonding experience; until they had to go the bathroom. That is when things went bad:

As they waited, Nemeth said, he noticed noises coming from the last stall. A man's legs — clad in blue jeans and sneakers — were sticking out from under the stall door.

"The toes were pointing up," said Nemeth. "The legs were shaking and quivering. From a visual standpoint, all you had to see was the legs quivering to know something was going on."

As a trained physician, he had an idea what was happening in there, but he worried it might have been something else.

"It was bizarre. It caught the attention of a lot of people. I tried to turn my boy's attention away from it, then I thought, ‘Is someone having a seizure?'

"So I kicked the door, just to get a reaction. I just wanted to make sure nobody was dying in there. That's when I heard a woman's voice yell, ‘HEY, STOP!' Something was going on and I had interrupted."

Moments later, the stall door opened, and a tall, thin, blond man exited. The tall man held his arms up in triumph.

Then a second person left the stall, someone Nemeth described as apparently female, "scurrying" out of the restroom with a shirt or coat over her head.

Looks like Dr. Nemeth needs to start the "birds and the bees" discussion a little early. He may also want to brush up on some things because sex and seizures are not the same thing. Though I do remember claiming to be post-ictal for weeks at a time before. Ah, to be young again.

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