A close friend of mine died little over a month ago.
It was her 21st birthday, we all got together and had a night on the town to celebrate. Living in Austin, we had some fun at the downtown nightclubs and bars, afterwards most of us retired.
Little over 1 hour after leaving downtown, she felt the need to vomit, but the feeling dissipated and she was fine shortly afterwards.
She had a coherent conversation for about 40 minutes after that, when she suddenly fell unconscious, and began breathing erratically.
CPR was administered quickly, EMS arrived and put her on a ventilator, but could not establish a stable pulse. She died on the scene.
She did not drink excessively, and in fact had in the past had far more to drink. She showed NO OTHER outward symptoms prior to her collapse.
Her history is clean, she was in shape, ate healthy, and exercised regularly.
Autopsy showed slight pulmonary edema, but no other anomalies, and the toxicology report was clean.
Yesterday they officially put it down as an unknown cause of death, which offers NO closure to her family and friends.
If anyone has any ideas, or has seen something in anyway similar... It just helps to have some faint idea of what else it might have been other than “Unknown”