Last night My wife saved my life

Last night My wife saved my life

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    Last night My wife saved my life

    Last night I was eating dinner on the deck with my family. I tried to swallow a bite of chicken and it didn't want to go down. I swallowed harder for a few seconds and then realized it was stuck. I tried to say something to my wife and I could make no noise. I couldn't inhale either. I did not remember the sign they taught us in CPR/life saving class with your hands around your neck, but my wife got the hint. She performed the Heimlich maneuver while my older daughter headed for the phone to dial 911. After a couple of thrusts, the piece of chicken moved up enough that my gag reflex kicked in and did the rest. No the food did not fly across the room like they show it on TV. I am so thankful that she was there, kept her cool and knew what to do. I beg everyone to learn basic life saving skills. The American Red Cross has classes. You never know when you might need them.


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    Thank goodness she knew what to do! That must have been very scary. The Red Cross has good classes, but if you can't get to one, there are some good youtube videos on how to do the Heimlich maneuver.

    Glad you're here to tell us about what happened last night!
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    Nice. Clearly you don't have enough life insurance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Nice. Clearly you don't have enough life insurance...
    Not true Brad. If he had more life insurance his wife might have excused herself to go get a drink and phreddy might be...well, you know...
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    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Never become worth more dead than alive. Or you just might be.
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    Glad you're okay! Buy her something nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    Glad you're okay! Buy her something nice.
    Is some kind of etiquette dictating what you buy someone for this kind of thing?

    I gave my wife and my daughters the hug of a lifetime last night.

    I used the same training on my oldest daughter when she was about 18 months old (12 years ago). She had a chip from a nacho lunchable stuck. I used the child heimlich on her by laying her face-down on my leg and hitting her on the upper back until it came loose. I am not sure what is says about our eating habits that two people in our family needed the heilich.

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    Glad your ok. We deal with this all the time with my son he has poor chewing and muscle and swallowing technic. It is a scary thing each and every time we go out or stay home for dinner .
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    Oh boy............get out the vacuum and mop.......you owe her big time.......glad your OK.......stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddy View Post
    Is some kind of etiquette dictating what you buy someone for this kind of thing?

    I gave my wife and my daughters the hug of a lifetime last night.
    I'll bet you did. A frightening experience, no doubt.

    I was kind of half-joking about buying something, but honestly I don't know if there's any etiquette that covers such a situation. Of course it's not a "repayment" or anything like that, but can be just a nice thing to do, at least to my way of thinking.

    Actually, given my wife's sense of humor, what I'd do if this happened to me is get her a custom shirt that says: "I saved my husband's life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." She'd wear it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    I'll bet you did. A frightening experience, no doubt.

    I was kind of half-joking about buying something, but honestly I don't know if there's any etiquette that covers such a situation. Of course it's not a "repayment" or anything like that, but can be just a nice thing to do, at least to my way of thinking.

    Actually, given my wife's sense of humor, what I'd do if this happened to me is get her a custom shirt that says: "I saved my husband's life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." She'd wear it all the time.
    I was joking too.

    I figured the answer would be "Whatever she wants."

    The only thing I remebering thinking, once she got me to stand up was "Is she strong enough to do this? I outweigh her by a good 70 pounds and am a foot taller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    Oh boy............get out the vacuum and mop.......you owe her big time.......glad your OK.......stay safe.
    I did the dishes, once my legs stopped shaking. The dog got a lot of leftovers. No-one really was in the mood to eat after.

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    a simple skill everyone should have. Happy you are OK.
    sort of like carrying:

    better to know it (Heimlich) and not use it than need it and not know how!
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    Glad your OK hang on to that wife I'd say she's a keeper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Not true Brad. If he had more life insurance his wife might have excused herself to go get a drink and phreddy might be...well, you know...
    That was his point. He must not have enough life insurance, because clearly his wife didn't think it was worth it to let him keep choking.
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