On April 9, Chris Wiley wasn’t feeling well, but he decided to go to work anyway, to Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester where he teaches math. Once there, though, his principal noticed he wasn’t well and suggested he go home and take care of himself. The 29-year-old decided to go straight to the doctor.

At the doctor, Wiley’s vitals were all “going wacky,” according to his mother, Lynda Johnson. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center.

“He was in pretty bad shape,” his mother said. “He was pretty sick.”

At BMC, doctors found that Wiley had an infection on the back of his head that needed to be removed surgically. They did an MRI afterward, Johnson said, just to make sure things looked alright.

Read the full article on the Boston.com website.