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as a flight attendant, he helped many sick passengers. suddenly, he was one of them.

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as a flight attendant, he helped many sick passengers. suddenly, he was one of them.

like many flight attendants who have worked the friendly skies, i've administered in-flight medical assistance to numerous ailing passengers.i've bandaged the wounds of accident victims and administered oxygen to those who have collapsed from exhaustion (and worse). i even helped administer an intravenous saline solution to a woman whose blood pressure had dropped to such a precarious level that paramedics had to wheel her away when we reached our destination.advertisementthroughout 33 years of passenger service, i never imagined i would ever be the ailing passenger.on oct. 5, after a month-long vacation in southeast asia, i prepared for the long trip home — a 15-hour trek from hong kong to dallas, to be followed by a two-hour wait for a three-hour flight to miami.before boarding any epic flight, i like to load up on sustenance. at hong kong international airport, the restaurant choices seemed endless. such lofty names as caviar house & prunier seafood bar were a bit out of my price range, so i settled on a chinese fast-food eatery.i ordered the sweet and sour chicken. in retrospect, i wish i had not. the restaurant was packed with travelers hunched over bowls of rice and noodles. piles of luggage occupied every imaginable space.the only available seat was adjacent to a young chinese woman who motioned for me to sit. turns out she was a 22-year-old from beijing who had been traveling on her own in australia.i dived into food and conversation, vaguely realizing that the sw...