I’m writing a modern-day thriller, probably set in Colorado or another heavily forested portion of America. A surveyor from Japan has brought his two children on a working holiday, and they’re at a semi-abandoned construction site.
After some playing around, the children realise their parent is missing - and when they find him, he’s in a diabetic coma (due to hypoglycemia).
I propose that this is caused by a malfunctioning insulin pump (possibly a twisted catheter), resulting in a failure to deliver sufficient insulin and a dangerous level of glucose in the blood (as per this web page).
Due to the mountainous terrain, cell phones are useless. Over the next hour or so, the children attempt (while dealing with additional adversity) to call in medical attention.
Does this seem reasonable? A diagnosed diabetic falling into an unresponsive coma, surviving for a few hours, then being revived through later (~2 hours later?) medical attention?
Thank you in advance...!