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wannabefishin 09-11-2015 01:36 PM

Got a phone call this morning, no one wants to get...
 
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.

bluffman2 09-11-2015 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by wannabefishin (Post 8241116)
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 food. They deserve some appreciation.

great story, even better outcome :thumbsup:

agallant80 09-11-2015 01:40 PM

Wow. I'm glad everyone is OK.

freedbaby 09-11-2015 01:41 PM

Oh my...I dont even know what to say.

One of my biggest fears is choking or seeing someone and not know they are choking. I have certainly seen each of my three little ones have too much in their mouth and not know what to do.

Glad to hear everyone is ok, for reasons like this...we thank God.

myyellas2k 09-11-2015 01:47 PM

holy crap man...
glad everyone turned out ok.

must of been a short time between the call and when the police/emts showed up.

thank god.

budbrande 09-11-2015 01:53 PM

Good to hear that you son is OK. :thumbsup: to the officers and EMT for all that they do!

wannabefishin 09-11-2015 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by freedbaby (Post 8241131)
Oh my...I dont even know what to say.

One of my biggest fears is choking or seeing someone and not know they are choking. I have certainly seen each of my three little ones have too much in their mouth and not know what to do.

Glad to hear everyone is ok, for reasons like this...we thank God.

God is good, and i thank him in a specail way today.


Originally Posted by myyellas2k (Post 8241159)
holy crap man...
glad everyone turned out ok.

must of been a short time between the call and when the police/emts showed up.

thank god.

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.

CarolinaCowboy 09-11-2015 01:57 PM

Glad everything worked out for the best.

CT Striper 09-11-2015 02:28 PM

Man glad everything's ok. Having two young kids of my own, I started to well up after the first paragraph, happy it turned out the way it did!

Marksnet 09-11-2015 02:43 PM

What an awesome story!

Thankful all are okay~

Seefood Man 09-11-2015 02:51 PM

Thank God!

From your title and as I read the post,shivers began running up my spine. Again. Thank God for the positive outcome.

Design59 09-11-2015 02:51 PM

So very thankful you had a great result. I admit, after reading the first paragraph I got a chill, and wasn't certain I wanted to proceed. I can't imagine what you went through between the call and your arrival.

Trashing cops is popular around here these days, but your emergency is a reminder for all that there are a lot of smart, talented, and companionate first responders out there doing an often thankless job every day. It's nice to see you are showing your appreciation.

Cwellman 09-11-2015 02:52 PM

Glad to hear it was a great outcome

skillet64 09-11-2015 03:00 PM

Thank you Lord! I was scared to open this. Great ending. Prayers to you, wife & girls. Police are Our friends, please respect them again!! God bless them!

meii 09-11-2015 03:04 PM

Have a cold one, it's been a long day.
Glad your son is good to go and everyone is fine.

Cracker 09-11-2015 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by wannabefishin (Post 8241116)
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.

Glad your child is doing OK.. many hugs

Today while at work a Lt. came up on the radio he was running code (lights and siren) to a fire station his 10 months old was not breathing and choking. Made a lot of people say some quick prayers. The fireman got it cleared and everyone is OK.


Several prayers answered today and first responders doing what they do best.:thumbsup:

Cracker 09-11-2015 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by wannabefishin (Post 8241189)
God is good, and i thank him in a specail way today.



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.

God is Good !!

I have been on calls with RNs and such that froze up when it came to their own family needing medical help. It is natural, be sure and reassure her later because she will beat herself up...

So glad this worked out and your child is OK...:thumbsup:

snapperlicious 09-11-2015 03:34 PM

Glad he's ok.

GWcpa 09-11-2015 03:47 PM

Wow. Scary. Glad all ok.

Tarbaby 09-11-2015 03:50 PM

Holy buckets. What a great ending to your story. Hug on that boy tonight. He was probably very scared.

I was at a cocktail party and my wife choked on a shrimp. She tried to wash it down with a vodka tonic. That came out her nose. A doctor friend pushed me out of the way and gave her the hiemlich. I am happy for you like I was when this happened to us. Unreal feeling to see and hear him when you got home, I am sure.


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