Saturday, September 10, 2011

Move Over Lassie

"The people who gave him CPR are what gave him a chance at all.
Dave Cook

My uncle sent me an email today about a new way to do CPR. Here's the video. Check it out because you never know when you might need to have the information in your back pocket. After watching it I asked Sweetie if he'd let me try it on him so I could have a feel for what it would feel like.

Put one hand on top of the other, fingers entwined.
Lock elbows
Find the sweet spot in the center of the chest, between the nipples.
Fall on to the hands.
Don't stop.

Good Sport that he is, Sweetie stopped what he was doing and laid down on the floor. Once down there, I assumed the position with Suzi Q looking on. Once I put my hands on Sweetie's chest Suzi could tell something important was happening so she joined in.

[The way this dog sits cracks me up!]

The cool thing about this type of CPR is you don't have to do mouth to mouth breathing. All you have to do is keep doing compressions until help arrives. Suzi wasn't sure about this method so she went ahead and added a few quick breaths just in case Sweetie needed some air.

[I swear I love this dog! But not as much as I love my Sweetie.]

Today I'm grateful for smile opportunities that came out of nowhere. I'm grateful for the dirty but divine feel of dirt, and a cool pool to jump in after getting dirty. I'm grateful for a Sweetie who helped me dig up lilies. And I'm grateful for a silly brown dog.

Wishing for you a great big smile,
Merry ME

P.S. I believe when you are doing CPR you are supposed to do it a rather rapid pace. It is suggested you do it to the beat of Staying Alive by the BeeGees. I'm not sure it's possible to happen upon a person who needs CPR, do the things listed above or in the video AND remember the Staying Alive all at the same time. Here's a little reminder from one of my Top Ten favorite movies. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Cinderella said...

Ha-ha, he's even cuter than most paramedics:)

Tracey Catarozoli a.k.a Sally Sunshine said...

:o) That was a BIG Ol' smile!!

Anna said...

I'd be all, "Hey? I know you can't breath, but could you just hum a few bars of staying alive? K, thanks!"