A few days ago my wife had a long seizure (over 30mins) and stopped breathng. I couldn't get her to start again as she'd clenched down on her teeth and jaw was locked. I couldn't open her mouth to get the air in. (She is an epileptic and this has happenned from time to time).
Normally I manage to get her breathing by blowing into her nostrels, but this time she just wouldn't start again. And then her heart stopped. (I even checked on our blood preasure measurer to ensure i hadn't just lost her pulse). Just the thought of that, i think my heart could have skipped a beat too. Almost instinctively i began a cpr on her. I've never been trained in it though. By the time the ambulance arrived she was breathing and beating again. But she had bruises over her chest where i'd been pressing. The ER assured me that they were superficial and that she was fine, but i'm racked with guilt. I feel i might have hurt her.
You see she is home again now, but very different. And when i lie on her chest for our hugs, i hear a gurgling sound. Is it possible for me to have hurt her badly? Her chest sounds almost forren to me with its new noises.
And then aswell, what made her heart stop in the first place? Is that common with seizures that last so long as over half an hour? Or should we look further into heart problems?
Please do help me. SHe's been through so much already.