A Texas woman has a concussion after she was rushed to the emergency room for a possible poisoning. Erin ‘Dawn’ Sims and her husband visited a restaurant in north Houston on Tuesday to celebrate her birthday. They enjoy their meal before heading back to the car to drive to their next destination. Unfortunately, the plan went up in flames after Erin discovered a napkin tucked into her doorknob.
“What started as a great day turned into one of the scariest moments of my life,” Erin said.
In a four-minute video, Erin explains how she ended up with acute poisoning. In part of the recording, the 37-year-old showed an example of how a napkin is stuffed. The napkin is sitting in the slot made to pull the handle out and open the door. Erin said she used her long acrylic nails to pull the napkin out of the slit. However, she used the tip of her bare finger to pull the doorknob.
“I was a connoisseur so normally I wouldn’t touch anything like that. But I had a margarita and I don’t know… I guess I just thought maybe my husband put it in the door just for fun,” Erin said.
Erin waited until her husband finished making a phone call before asking about the napkin. As soon as her husband confirmed the napkin was not his, Erin searched for and used hand sanitizer. Erin’s husband tried to reassure her and suggested she go back to the restaurant to wash her hands. Erin said her fingertips started tingling about two minutes after washing her hands. So, to relax, she told herself she was tripping and feeling like nothing.
Husband Rushed Erin to the ER; The doctors said it was an acute poison
The birthday beauty queen climbed into the flower car with her husband. They started driving, and Erin kept the tingling sensation to herself. But after about five minutes of driving, the sensation spread to her entire arm. And the symptoms only got worse from there.
“Afterward [my arm] started to feel numb. I was dizzy, I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I heat up. It’s just a bunch of different feelings at a time. I started to panic, [my husband] help me calm down. He told me to stay calm, drink some water, breathe, breathe.”
Erin followed suit and took a deep breath as her husband dialed 911. The couple needed help finding the nearest emergency room because they weren’t in a familiar area. At the hospital, Erin explains what happened. After a brief examination, the medical staff warned Erin that her lens was unstable. She was given fluids and spent the next six and a half hours undergoing multiple tests, including a CAT scan.
“Doctors said I had acute poisoning from an unidentified substance,” Erin revealed. “I don’t have enough of it in my system to determine what it is. But that small amount of money got me all messed up. So imagine if I grabbed it with my whole hand, like, I might have missed. “
Erin shares a warning: “Be mindful of your surroundings”
With less than a minute left in the video, Erin was in tears as she warned viewers to “be careful”. The doctors told Erin that the poisoning could be “A kidnapping attempt is possible.”
“Everyone, all women in Houston… everywhere be careful when you go out. Pay attention to your surroundings. Just be careful, be safe. She then thanked God for her husband’s presence. Erin added, “it drove some** people around the world crazy as if I never thought this would happen to me or to my side of town, so it could happen anywhere.” anywhere.”
Erin said to Shade room The hospital released her but told her to come back if she felt worse. She spent Wednesday resting but told TSR She was on her way to file a police report on Thursday morning. Erin said she tried to contact the restaurant owner to get parking footage but was unable to reach them. However, she hopes she or the police can access the video soon.
This story is evolving. See Erin’s full testimony below.