Ed-vise Episode 189

A watering the bushes GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, putting the water to the shrubbery this morning gives a person a bit of time to reflect on today’s topic.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Because I do love Wednesday!

I really do love Wednesday’s Ed-vise. Because there’s always a scenario for us.

This one hits close to home for me.

Recently, my granny’s brother died. No apologies needed or any of that because you, my faithful reader, did nothing to apologize for.

The brother died in the presence of my granny. Apparently he stated he was having trouble breathing and then dropped to the ground (I think. Granny is a bit vague). Now, Granny is over 70 (long story). She has a boyfriend who is over 80. It was the three of them.

When brother dropped, Granny knew one thing to do: call my cousin who is about to become a paramedic. Granny needed to know how to do CPR.

Side bar: you cannot determine if CPR would have helped. Knowing what I know of the brother, probably not.

Granny cannot get hold of cousin. Several hours later, cousin learns about the entire thing.

Now that you know, What Would You Do?

Do you know CPR? How about basic first aid? I’m not saying you must take a class though it will make a difference. Watch a video or 8? We have a library of information at our finger tips. As I say to my kids “Google that shit!” GTS!!!

In a town in Indiana, a man was taken into custody for the death of an infant. The infants chest was caved in. The man attempted CPR on a not breathing child! GTS could have helped.

Granny did not know and I am not condemning her. Not one bit! She did what she knew and under the emergency circumstances. In essence, she did her best. I’m saying that you all have a gift now that was given to you. Learn CPR. Learn first aid. If you take a class you will meet new people which is what life is all about.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember before electricity the electric eel was referred to by the ancient Egyptians as an angry catfish!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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