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Osi Umenyiora races to hospital to be with son

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  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
  • Published: Oct. 7, 2012 at 05:55 p.m.
  • Updated: Oct. 7, 2012 at 06:28 p.m.



New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora did not stick around long after New York's 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns because he had something more important to worry about. His son was in the hospital.



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Details are scarce, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he believed that Umenyiora's son had an asthma attack that required medical attention, according to the New York Daily News.

We send our thoughts that Umenyiora's son is doing well. We'll update you once we know more.




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Too bad...hope he is okay...an asthmatic crisis is nothing to take lightly especially in kids and older adults. Being a paramedic I know you know that as well. When other people hear about this they think its just some minor wheezing. Years ago the Schools Chancellor for the City died of an asthma attack years ago in 1989. The City Schools Chancellor lives in a private mansion with a service staff and a driver. I believe he was married and it happened when he was alone and/or was sleeping. Anyway here is the article if you or anyone else is interested:



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Yeah I don't think people understand how serious an asthma attack can be, I have had a few calls that was the result of a very serious flare up of an asthma attack, luckily none of them were fatal.


The easiest way to describe it is that your body if trying to chock itself to death, your muscles lining the airway swell and inflame and the mucus glads respond by producing a more thicker mucus. Normally most attacks can be called "minor" and can be treated with the use of an inhaler and a moment of rest and focusing on breathing.


In cases where someone has been taken to the hospital, it's quite common that the inhaler was not able to disperse the SABA or Short Acting Beta Agonists medication to the airway, SABA relaxes the muscles around the airway withing seconds letting the person have an easier time breathing for further treatment.


Anyways hope the son is alright, asthma attacks are very treatable when you or someone with you can get you help or to a hospital.


It's like you said D, normally it's when the person is alone and the asthma attack is onset, is when it's fatal.

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