Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Old Friends and The Heimlich

Is it really Wednesday and I am just now writing about my weekend? Yes. haha.

Friday night I went out with one of my dear friends from highschool, Whitney, it had been forever since I had seen her and yet we still chatted the night away into wee hours of the morning. We went to a small private highschool so we even flipped through the yearbook of everyones picture and discussed where they were today….our source?---excellent facebook stalking skills of course! haha.

DSC04149Saturday, boyfriend, his family and I went to visit his sister at the camp she is working at this summer. Saturday night we went out to dinner to one of those backwoods BBQ places. Right as we walked in the door, there was a woman who had just started choking. Not “cough cough” choking but literally “turning red, could not breathe, making the choking sign around her neck” choking. People were going up to her trying to help and someone yelled “Call 911”. Finally a nurse at the other side of the restaurant realized the commotion and went over to perform the Heimlich, and the lady coughed up whatever she had choked on. Everyone stood kind of in amazement for a minute, but thankfully the lady was ok…..

It made me want to learn the Heimlich because I felt so helpless. I realize it seems easy enough but I wouldnt have (and definitely wasnt confident) known where to hold her or hit her or whatever has to be done to help.

I havent learned it yet…hopefully I can get to that, ya know, when classes finally end.


  1. Glad you had fun with your friend and it is very true that facebook can keep you up on all of the happenings. I should really learn the Heimlich too...I used to know it but that would be a good idea in a situation such as this one. How scary but glad she is okay. Enjoy the rest of your week hun!

  2. Oh I totally get you with that facebook stuff! it's hilarious, but that's how you find out who gets married and when they have babies!

    hmm. yeah i don't think i could do the heimlich if i was called to do it although i've learned how many times. have a fun week, and make sure you sign up for my giveaway!