It was a
typical post-work evening.
Aaron arrived home and started changing out of his office clothes. By the time he was finished he had a headache and felt depleted of energy. He didn’t think much about it and assumed he could sit it off watching television. Within an hour he became more ill. He decided he would sleep it off.
Aaron headed towards his bedroom through the kitchen. He started to feel dizzy. He collapsed. “I did a slow fall trying to catch myself. It was like a bad dream where your muscles kind of go weak and you can't do anything.” His heart was racing “a million miles an hour,” and his head was throbbing. He thought he was having a heart attack.
He passed out on the kitchen floor. After some time, Aaron gathered himself and got up. He took aspirin—a suggested quick-response that’s advised for people who think they’re having a heart attack. Aaron is young and active, so he wasn’t sure if this was an actual incident. He proceeded with the plan to sleep it off. This might have been the worst idea, because carbon monoxide is a night time killer.