Jon Hanian says he suffered from an allergic reaction, anaphylaxic shock, when he began to pass out at the Capitol on Thursday morning.
Hanian said he was on the phone with former House Speaker Bruce Newcomb, now a top aide to BSU President Bob Kustra. Newcomb called the governor's office to be sure his colleagues knew what was up.
Here's an email I received an email from Hanian this morning:
Back at work today. Fine now. (First ever ambulance ride.) I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the Ada County Paramedics, Christian Ervin and his partner, (sorry I did not get her name but I will forward it when I get it, both outstanding paramedics.) Idaho State Police Troopers, in particular MCpl. Steve Walker, Trooper Ben Comorosky and Sgt. Ross Kirtley who quickly triaged the problem along with the Allied Barton Security detail. The St. Luke’s Emergency room staff were awesome and methodically confirmed and then treated my condition. I also need to thank Bruce Newcomb who I was talking with on the phone when I started to pass out. He immediately called back and made sure my co-workers were aware. Thank you Bruce and my awesome Governor’s Office co-workers. All good now. Not a big deal.