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Death w/ no known cause

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  • Posted By: natand_22
  • December 9, 2006
  • 04:04 PM

My best friend passed away on 6/19/06 when she was at home w/ her 3 year old & 5 month old daughters... On that day her husband called her some time in th AM and woke her up, they had a conversation and then he said she fell asleep and started snoring, so he hung up...I called her many times that day starting in the morning and all I got was a bussy signal... her husband decide around 3pm that he should go home.... and he found her laying in bed w/ the phone reciever in her hand ( she had allready passed away) . Her three year old was asleep next to her and the baby was on the floor, beside the bed, both children are ok... Any way she had died while on the phone w/ her husband that morning.....
She was only 22, slightly over weight ( she just had a baby). Four days before she passed she complained of right arm and finger pain...so bad that if she moved or tuched the affected area she would vomit..she went to the Dr. they did an xray and found nothing so they put a splint on her arm and sent her home. I think that it was related to her death because I could just tell that she had a lot of pain. The coroner found nothing, and the pathologist has found noting, its been almost 6 months.... Also, her baby was found to be completely deaf in her right ear, I didnt know if this could be a related sign of some hereditary illness.......
I just want to know what happend.

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  • Sounds as though your friend may have suffered a heart attach. As she was so young most doctors wouldn't have even considered this and done the relevant tests; like you said they did an X-ray and sent her home with a splint. But even tests can be inconclusive.Read up on all the signs of heart attack, and see if you can remember if your friend showing any other signs besides pain in her arm and hand and vomiting. Symptoms vary considerably with each individual, again making it difficult to pick up on a heart condition.Sadly, too often things like this happen. Sometimes they are avoidable if there is a very alert doctor, but mostly most things do go undiagnosed, especially in the young. But if you do suspect she may have had a heart attack it is wise to keep this in mind in case it is something that is inherited and her two children and husband need to be aware of; the death of their mother may very well save their lives in the future, it often turns out this way.My condolences to you and her family.Agape,searchingsam.
    searchingsam 54 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 09:55 PM
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  • Heart attack should have shown up with the coroner...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2006
    • 07:17 AM
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  • That's correct... the coroner found nothing unusual...no sign of heart attack, stroke,etc.
    natand_22 1 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 05:39 PM
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