Oct 31, 2019
Jon and his college pals were celebrating the end of exams with endless parasol-topped drinks at the Szechuan Star Restaurant. His buddy Bill screams, “Jon....bet you can’t down this quart of soy sauce.
Jon wins the bet but nearly loses his life. He starts to seize and becomes unresponsive. At the ER, the anti-seizure medicines work but he is in a coma. Blood testing shows his blood sodium to be the highest ever recorded.
He only recovers after a massive infusion of 6 liters of sugar water into his gastrointestinal tract. He never wants to see soy sauce again. Soy sauce is salty and the quart he chugged contains one-third pound of salt.
#soysauce #salt #seizures