Well, MyBloggerstown, 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
yer somber, humbled pal