I'm not sure this guy would have been better off if he'd been in a HOSPITAL when this happened . . .
A retired Air Force colonel named Tom McCay was on a flight from Atlanta to Houston last Thursday when he had a medical emergency and passed out. (We're not sure how old he is, but he looks like he's in his 70s.)
But luckily his flight was filled with DOCTORS who were all heading back to Houston after a conference. So when someone asked if there was a doctor on board, about TWO DOZEN of them stood up.
Five of the doctors started working on him and realized his pulse was really low. They gave him oxygen, and made him take an Aspirin in case it was a heart attack.
The pilot thought about making an emergency landing at one point, but decided he didn't need to. Tom was in stable condition in about ten minutes.
It turned out he was severely dehydrated. And he'd taken his medication with alcohol, which might have contributed to it.
He didn't even go to the hospital after they landed. But he's doing a follow-up with his doctor to make sure it wasn't anything serious.