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    OMG!!! I just had to save my wife's life!!!

    My wife and I were watching tv. She was eating some grapes and carrots when we started laughing at the show we were watching. She started choking and ran to the kitchen. I ran after her and saw the fear in her eyes. I could tell she couldn't breath because she couldn't vomit. I was terrified because I had never had to perform the heimlich or CPR before (even though I am trained), but knew I had to do something. She continued gasping for air for a few more seconds, so I asked if she needed me to perform the heimlich...and she urgently shook her head. So, I performed the maneuver and THANKFULLY after 4-5 thrusts the food became unlodged.

    I am so happy she is ok!! That was the most terrifying thing to ever happen in our lives!!
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    Wow, how scary Good thing that you are trained in the Heimlich! I would be so worried if I had to do it because it's been since high school since I learned how to do it. So glad to hear everything turned out ok!
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    Thats crazy! Thank god you were there and she's ok! Good testament as to the importance of that kind of training!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneepoo View Post
    Wow, how scary Good thing that you are trained in the Heimlich! I would be so worried if I had to do it because it's been since high school since I learned how to do it. So glad to hear everything turned out ok!
    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Thats crazy! Thank god you were there and she's ok! Good testament as to the importance of that kind of training!
    Thanks guys. I appreciate it. We are both still a little shaken, but relieved. We have both decided to go do the training. She has never been certified and I haven't been re-certified for almost 10 years now.
    Out of the night that covers me,
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    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
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    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Hey, good job. I watched a few Youtube videos a while ago, just to get some sense of what to do.
    It's also a good idea to concentrate when eating. Maintain an upright posture, don't let anything distract you, and don't be in a rush.

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    freaky! Thank goodness you acted quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil.Pastel View Post
    Hey, good job. I watched a few Youtube videos a while ago, just to get some sense of what to do.
    It's also a good idea to concentrate when eating. Maintain an upright posture, don't let anything distract you, and don't be in a rush.
    Thank you...and very good points. I am going to go through CPR training again very soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Divia View Post
    freaky! Thank goodness you acted quickly!
    I know. I was so scared, but glad I didn't freak out.
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
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    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Wow! Scary! Good thing you were there!
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    I have been learning to take smaller bites and eat more slowly. I have traditionally eaten like a crocodile because I have strong teeth.

    I might take CPR training, myself. I complained to the director of our academic program that we are learning a lot of useless garbage and that a human services program should include various forms of emergency training. Hopefully, that will lead to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil.Pastel:3421259
    I might take CPR training, myself. I complained to the director of our academic program that we are learning a lot of useless garbage and that a human services program should include various forms of emergency training. Hopefully, that will lead to something.
    You got that right. I have always felt cpr training was important, but now even moreso. I think it should be a mandatory training class in high school and college.
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    I thank whatever gods may be
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    I am the master of my fate,
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    Glad to hear she is OK.
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    Oh my!

    Glad you were there and you knew what to do!!!

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    You have the power!!! Well done man. Did you head to the ER? Sometimes that maneuver can cause some internal damage, if she feels any abdominal pain, definitely get it checked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-Man View Post
    Glad to hear she is OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Oh my!

    Glad you were there and you knew what to do!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by RyDell View Post
    You have the power!!! Well done man. Did you head to the ER? Sometimes that maneuver can cause some internal damage, if she feels any abdominal pain, definitely get it checked out.
    Thanks guys! Much appreciated. I am just glad she is ok. I don't know what I will ever do without her.

    I will be sure to get her checked out if she has any pain, but so far so good.
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    glad to hear that everything is alright, hope I never have to do that myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormtripper:3421400
    glad to hear that everything is alright, hope I never have to do that myself!
    I hear ya. Scariest thing to ever happen to me...hands down.
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    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
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    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.
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    I'm glad she is ok! Scary stuff indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foots_mcgee View Post
    I'm glad she is ok! Scary stuff indeed.
    Thanks! ME TOO!!!
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Well, Double M, now I hope you realize that comedy is dangerous. Leave it to us professionals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Well, Double M, now I hope you realize that comedy is dangerous. Leave it to us professionals.
    Yes indeed. We have learned a valuable lesson.
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Glad to hear it all turned out ok.
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    It's good that you knew how to do it. I've seen it on TV and I know what the general idea is, but I've never really learned how to do it properly. I guess I should google it right now

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    Wow! So glad your wife is OK, and that you were around when that happened!
    We have a framed poster in our kitchen with the instructions for choking treatment/CPR for kids and adults on it (infants and kids don't get the heimlich, and their CPR is different, too). I put it up after I got CPR certified since we have small kiddos - you have made me so glad that it did! I hope I never have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    Glad to hear it all turned out ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    It's good that you knew how to do it. I've seen it on TV and I know what the general idea is, but I've never really learned how to do it properly. I guess I should google it right now
    Quote Originally Posted by Magicat View Post
    Wow! So glad your wife is OK, and that you were around when that happened!
    We have a framed poster in our kitchen with the instructions for choking treatment/CPR for kids and adults on it (infants and kids don't get the heimlich, and their CPR is different, too). I put it up after I got CPR certified since we have small kiddos - you have made me so glad that it did! I hope I never have to use it.
    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. It has really strengthened our relationship.
    ***BUT I am in NO WAY suggesting it as a relationship-building exercise. lol.
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Good on you for being trained, and saving a life! I had to "the Heimlich" on my dad when I was 15. I managed to dislodge a slice of cheese the size of the palm of his hand that had only one bite out of it! Sadly, last September, I tried to resuscitate a n unconscious, non breathing man across the street from my house, to no avail.
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