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Old 09-12-2015, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by wannabefishin View Post
God is good, and i thank him in a specail way today.

the emts took over 15 mins to show up, they were short handed and not close to us today, the police however were there within minutes and helped my wife resuscitate and dislodge what he was choking on. My wife is an RN so she pretty much knew what to do, however, when its your own child the panic can clog your mind, so the officers presence and reassurance was vital for sure.
Yes, Our God is a great God. Sometimes we get wake up calls in life to stop and make us think... It's how respond that matters.... Glad your wife and the officers held it together and your son is alive and well..
When we were about 6 years old I chocked on a small plastic item from a ball gum machine. Standing in the front yard my oldest sister, whom we haunted as little brother, picked me up by my feet and beat the crap out of my back. I spit the darn thing back out and breathed again. My mom thought my sister had had enough of my jokes. What a great sister, still love her....God used here to save me that day.
Old 09-13-2015, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by wannabefishin View Post
At 8:30 from county dispatch, informing that an ambulance is heading to my house for an unresponsive infant, my infant son, and that I should get home as soon as possible.

I immediately, drove home to see the familiar face of a friend of mine who is a police officer looking down in front of an ambulance. I was absolutely panicked, distrurbed, distraught, and really didn't know what to think or do.

As I approached the ambulance to look inside I heard the familiar scream of my 9 month old son and felt immediate relief almost to the point of tears. It turns out that my son had been choking and through the work of my wife, a police officer who was first on scene and the EMTS they had managed to dislodge whatever it was and give him cpr, he came alive right before they gave him a trach.

We left the hospital a few hours later after confirming the blood he was throwing up wasn't from a punctured lung as they had thought, from the chest compressions. He is at home and healthy at this point.

After I got everybody home and settled I ran a bottle of jack and thank you note to the two officers who helped my wife and son, and will be visiting the EMTS this weekend.

I write this for two reasons.

A: my wife was sitting next to my son when he choked.

B: these two officers responded, one helped to save my son, and the other watched over my two daughters who were at home and distracted and comforted them. There's a lot of negativity about police in the news today, but your locale police do a lot of good. They deserve some appreciation.
Scary story, makes you appreciate your family and not take them for granted.

What was your son choking on?
Old 09-13-2015, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wannabefishin View Post
when i was a young boy, i worked with pap on the farm before i joined the construction outfit. Pap used to dumpster dive for scrap wood for projects. One day while i was with him he had a massive heart attack and fell over dead in a dumpster outside of the house being built for my dad. The emts showed up and could not revive him. I just learned that 20 years ago today, the same medic that had tried to save him, showed up today to save my son. Exactly 20 years to the day later!!!!
Old 09-13-2015, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ermoalfa View Post
Scary story, makes you appreciate your family and not take them for granted.

What was your son choking on?
Choked on a small plastic star from one of my daughters arts and crafts set
Old 09-13-2015, 12:39 PM
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Guys..do yourselves a favor. Nobody should have to die from choking , but many still do. Everyone should learn the Heimlich and ESPECIALLY if you have young children / grandchildren that you watch etc. You can get someone to come to your house and teach your whole family the Red Cross approved CPR course which includes the Heimlich. Its a shame that restaurants don't require someone on premises to be trained in that (busboy, hostess cook ..anybody) yet provide only that crappy sign which nobody will read in a crisis. I had a swallowing disorder that caused me to be Heimliched twice..once by my son in law..once by a friend. At one restaurant, as I was choking, a guy brought me a chair and a glass of water.;?
I also had the occasion to Heimlich someone at a wedding that was choking. After it was done , another person at my table (who was a nurse) told me she was ashamed that she didn't get up..but felt "uncomfortable"..just as someone mentioned in an earlier post. Bottom line is don't depend on other people..get the knowledge yourself ..now. You may be able to save the life of a loved one instead of looking on helplessly. To the OP..glad the little guy is doing good.

FYI....choking is among the top 5 causes of accidental deaths in the US.
Old 09-13-2015, 04:26 PM
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Great news! Congrats on the happy ending. A few months ago I was standing in knee deep water with my wife and another couple drinking beer and enjoying Hillsboro inlet. We were eating sliders and my wife stopped talking. Nobody noticed anything but she couldn't breathe. After a few seconds I looked at her and said "are you alright?" She nodded no, I immediately got behind her and gave her the heimlich and after thre or four good squeezes she coughed up a piece of burger. It scared the crap out of both of us, I can't imagine how long it would have taken to get real help.
Old 09-13-2015, 08:32 PM
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Great ending to the story, and like its been said I would highly suggest you take the CPR/1st aid course. You never know when you will need it and be able to make a difference.

Stories like this amaze me about the protesters who think police wouldnt respond as fast as possible if the call came from a certain race. I guarantee if it was the leader of the black lives matter group called this in, the police and ems would have done the exact same thing.

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