Wild weather hit around southern Wisconsin Thursday night causing heavy rain and tornadic activity. It also caused a friend’s daughter to be hit by lightening. Her mother wrote the following today in an email.
Thought I’d share with you my daughter’s experience from the storm last night. During the storm she and her friend were going outside and my daughter leaned against the metal door with her back on the door to let her friend go first. Just then she heard an explosion and lightening struck the house and hit her in the back throwing her across the porch and on the ground. She doesn’t know whether she had a seizure or not but her friend said her eyes looked like they were going to pop out of her head and she was shaking. It was a good thing her friend was there to call 911, no telling what would have happened otherwise as her friend yelled at her and slapped her face to keep her alert. Her blood pressure was 185/110 when the rescue squad got there, but they were able to bring that down as they were getting closer to Madison. Of course, oxygen had to be administered. The doctors were concerned about her heart but the EKG showed everything was fine so she got home from the hospital around midnight last night. I spoke with her this morning and she is very, very sore. She’s probably exaggerating, of course, but said there must have been 100 nurses and doctors going in and out of her room and probably 10 or so met her at the door when she was being brought in. She asked a nurse why there’s so much traffic in and out of her room because she was beginning to feel like a monkey in the zoo and the nurse said no one on the staff has seen a lightening victim and probably never will again.
I think they need to consider putting a wooden door on the building they live in…….