My wife just performed CPR

My wife just performed CPR

Joined: June 18th, 2008, 3:36 am

July 17th, 2012, 1:15 am #1

On my neighbors brother 69 year old gentleman in poor health. I just
got the details now at work. She's trained in CPR and basic first
aid ( as am I ) so she checked and found no pulse, started compressions
and waited for the EMT's to arrive with a Defib. He's stable in the
local ICU and hopefully stays that way. I'm really proud of the way
responed and so's our neighbor. Just thought I'd share.

Thanks,
Paul.



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Joined: January 4th, 2010, 4:13 am

July 17th, 2012, 1:25 am #2



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Joined: September 16th, 2000, 12:05 am

July 17th, 2012, 3:07 am #3

On my neighbors brother 69 year old gentleman in poor health. I just
got the details now at work. She's trained in CPR and basic first
aid ( as am I ) so she checked and found no pulse, started compressions
and waited for the EMT's to arrive with a Defib. He's stable in the
local ICU and hopefully stays that way. I'm really proud of the way
responed and so's our neighbor. Just thought I'd share.

Thanks,
Paul.



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I took CPR training a long time ago but never used it. I did see a guy give the Heimlich Hug in a restaurant and he definitely saved the victim's life.
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Joined: June 18th, 2008, 3:36 am

July 17th, 2012, 3:57 am #4

I was eating steak at a steak house and a piece of steak got lodged
in my throat. I stood up and gave the choke sign , and a guy came up behind me and told me to lift my arms. Out flew the chunk of meat
scary as hell.



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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

July 17th, 2012, 5:20 am #5

I took CPR training a long time ago but never used it. I did see a guy give the Heimlich Hug in a restaurant and he definitely saved the victim's life.
It was scary the first time even as a professional, good for her!


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Joined: May 12th, 2005, 1:57 am

July 17th, 2012, 5:19 pm #6

On my neighbors brother 69 year old gentleman in poor health. I just
got the details now at work. She's trained in CPR and basic first
aid ( as am I ) so she checked and found no pulse, started compressions
and waited for the EMT's to arrive with a Defib. He's stable in the
local ICU and hopefully stays that way. I'm really proud of the way
responed and so's our neighbor. Just thought I'd share.

Thanks,
Paul.



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I have been involved in a couple CPR attempts as a Coast Guardsman as well as a Firefighter/medic later on in life. When it goes well it is a truly amazing feeling and you feel on top of the world. Unfortunately oftentimes it does not go that well. I forget what the statistics are for it but it fails more often then not apparently. For me one time we had an older gentlemen at a birthday party for one of his grandkids when he had a heart attack. We got on scene and tried to revive him and it was quite traumatic for his entire family to watch us working on him. I will never forget that day and the looks on their faces, even tho we were doing our best to help him he passed away in the ambulance. It was very sad to go thru that and have to look up at the family members as he was driven away in the ambulance knowing that he probably would not make it and trying to give the family some support and hope at the same time. Personally I am glad I do not do that work anymore because while it was amazing and wonderful when things went well it was very difficult to deal with when they did not. Your wife was a part of a wonderful experience, support and encourage her for it. However it is even more important for you to support her for the times when it does not go so well. Here's praying that it ALWAYS goes well.....peace

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Joined: June 18th, 2008, 3:36 am

July 17th, 2012, 7:45 pm #7

he's hanging in there. He was transferred to Mass. General in Boston
last night.

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