Hans woke up on the morning of New Year’s Eve 2016 not feeling particularly well.
As he was hosting a New Year’s Party at home in the evening, he chose not to inform us, probably worried we would suggest he cancelled the party.
In the afternoon he got a lot worse, high temperature, headache and vomiting. We called the emergency services 17:35 where we were told it was the flu.
In the early morning, a rash was beginning to appear on his skin. He had a shower and called the emergency services again 05:14. They did not recognize the symptoms, so we were asked to drive him to hospital for further examinations and he was admitted at 06:37.
On arrival they immediately suspected he had meningitis and transferred him to intensive care at 07:28. In intensive care he had his first heart-failure at 11:22 New Year’s day. They fought for him for 14 minutes getting the heart to beat on its own for a couple of hours before the next heart failure happening at 14:00. This time it took 21 minutes to get the heart back, and then only for 20 minutes until the 3rd heart-failure. From that point on circulation and respiration were managed.
He was transferred to a hospital with a heart/lung machine where he arrived at 15:38. They stopped treatment and declared him dead at 15.58.