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A Day for the Books


Well, Greasytown, I never want to have a day like yesterday ever again.

It all started with a friendly game of Texas Holdem poker in the downstairs lunchroom of the Shady Pines Senior Complex. Just me and 5 or 6 other Gambler's Anonymous escapees whiling away some time on a Saturday night.

All of a sudden we looked out the door into the foyer and someone had colapssed and someone else was hovering over them administering CPR. I hop up to go see who it is and what happened. One of our other residents is lying on the floor pale and limp. The party administering CPR is also trying to talk to paramedics and get instruction. Without thinking, which is how I do most things, I dropped to my knees and took over the chest compressions so the man so he could talk to the EMTs who were on the way. It was scary and surreal. No matter how hard we tried we couldn't get the lady to respond. The paramedics finally arrive and take over the life saving procedures. They hooked her up to all the devices and were still doing chest compressions as they put her in the ambulance and took her away. No definite word yet but those on the scene at the hospital say it doesn't look good.

I hope that by some miracle she recovers as she's one of the better residents here. Well liked and respected by most everyone. I'm still a little shaken to think that I actually might have had someone's life in my hands. The theory that when adrenalin kicks in and lets you perform fetes that you can't ordinarily do is absolutely true. I have no knees to speak of and yet I didn't even feel any pain until later after everything was over. Now as I sit here, I have ice packs on my knees, a heating pad on my back and am slathered head to toe with Aspercream. I took a vicodin last night and it helped me sleep, thank goodness.

As I say we are all praying for a good outcome. You guys pray too, won't you?

I just had to talk to someone about all this and y'all are my best good blogpals. Thanks for listening

reguards
yer somber, humbled pal
bugg


posted on Feb 14, 2016 8:06 AM ()

Comments:

So sorry about your friend. Please take comfort that you and others took action though. I checked to jog my memory and less than 8% of people given CPR for heart ailments survive. I hope that helps you feel better.
comment by catdancer on Feb 26, 2016 11:52 AM ()
comment by jondude on Feb 16, 2016 6:34 AM ()
back at ya, jon.

reguards
yer grateful pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:39 AM ()
You did so well. I am proud of you for taking action.
comment by elderjane on Feb 15, 2016 3:45 AM ()
thanx, Jeri...unfortunately our efforts were to no avail. the lady didn't pull through. her obit was in the paper this a.mm

reguards
yer feeling insignificant pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:33 AM ()
Wow, you reacted well. Not everybody can. And they say any CPR, done right away, is better than none. Hope the lady pulls through.
comment by drmaus on Feb 14, 2016 12:48 PM ()
I wish I had reacted sooner, maybe it would have made a difference, but then again, maybe not.

reguards
yer ya just never know pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:38 AM ()
Definitely way to go, Bugg. We never know if we'll rise to an occasion like that until it comes up, even as we prepare for it.
comment by troutbend on Feb 14, 2016 10:33 AM ()
yeah, I didn't think I actually had it in me, and if I'd thought about it, who knows. but I couldn't just stand by and do nothing.

reguards
yer you just never know pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:28 AM ()
Jeez, Bugg, it's nice to know that a blogpal stepped up to the plate instead of standing to the side with a phone camera which seems to be the norm these days! WTG!
comment by jjoohhnn on Feb 14, 2016 10:10 AM ()
nobody had a camera, thank goodness, but there were a number of looky loo's standing around gawking. no respect.

reguards
yer they got no lives pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:26 AM ()
Sad to say that is almost an every day occurrence here at Gateway. Everyone is given a lesson on CPR!
Hope she pulls through without too much damage.
comment by greatmartin on Feb 14, 2016 9:18 AM ()
I guess its to be expected here too, but when you are right there its kind of shattering. unfortunately the lady didn't make it, sorry to say.

reguards
yer mourning pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:24 AM ()
good for you for being able to act! I think I would have frozen in fear.
Prayers for you both.
comment by kristilyn3 on Feb 14, 2016 9:10 AM ()
thanx , Kris. it was an experience, lemme tell ya

reguards
yer still in shock pal
bugg
reply by honeybugg on Feb 17, 2016 5:21 AM ()

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