It is a sad situation.
I think when people are in a panic state they forget some of the details during the event.
Thing happen in minutes but in a stressed state it seems like hours.
If he was vomiting etc..it would sound like Noro-virus common on ships & maybe they were treating as such.
Having a heart condition then getting sick like that can cause your heart stress.
People on vacation seem to forget & overindulge in rich food & drink more than they would at home.
Not trying to absolve the cruise line but you also have to look at the big picture.
Last year we had 3 medical emergencies on our cruise with 2 deaths resulting
They were transfered ashore 1 died enroute to hospital.
She had kidney disease before the trip which took a turn for the worse
I am surprised that he was not sent to a hospital on shore.
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012