Otter's press secretary back at work, credits emergency crews, colleagues and former Speaker Newcomb after Thursday scare

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.

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Ouch

Wait till he gets the bill for that ambulance ride.
He might be thinking more about the cost of health care in Idaho.

security

How much security are we paying for at the Capitol, Dan? at least 3 ISP officers and private security I note.

I'm certain more people than Newcomb were aware but...

thank you to him and everyone else.

Now to MISTER HANIAN...keep in touch with your physician more often and don't ignore the warning signs. Read the monograph given to you by the pharmacy at least once and the bottle as well.

Your doctor and pharmacy are your LIFE.

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This brouhaha could have been prevented...communication?

If you should have a warning pendant or bracelet PLEASE...

Get ONE!

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This brouhaha could have been prevented...communication?