They rushed me to the ER, and at this point I was barely conscious so I don’t remember everything, but they put bags of ice on me and made me drink tons of liquids
What, the ER was out of IV's?
That is standard treatment for hyperthermia...
Also I seriously thought this guy was trolling when I first saw the story on /g/.
Hrmm. I'm by no means a medical expert, but my initial thought was they were doing it for hydration. But I guess along the same lines, people with hypothermia are given hot liquids too, to warm from the inside.
I don't know, find it hard to believe myself, but I guess anythings possible. I woke up hot last night because I forgot to turn the thermostat down to 74F and it was 78F in the room. But I guess some people can/will sleep through anything!