Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Lifesaving
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:44:02 EDT
I would like to know who is responsible for recognizing a scout who has
preformed a lifesaving skill? On June 1st I was snacking with my children(
one Life Scout, One new Scout) and I began to choke. No I didn't go to the
universal sign, I went to the sink and as I became more obstructed I started
stomping my foot on the floor. My Life scout asked me if I was choking, as I
shook my head yes I was able to exhale CALL 911! So much for if the victim
can speak they aren't choking. I was unable to inhale. My Life Scout
preformed the Heimlich, while my Scout called 911. At one point, I remember
collapsing in my son's arms( later I found the lovely bruise on my chin from
hitting the sink). I remember him lifting me back up while administering one
more thrust. Luckily, the melba toast I was eatting was dislodged and I was
able to breathe again. 911 would only speak with my older son, so he did
double duty. By the time the police and ambulance arrived I was unobstructed,
but still shaken.
Now to my original question. I shared this with his Scoutmaster, who shared
it with our council. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TO RECOGNIZE THIS SCOUT??? I would
love to because I truely thought I had taken my last breath that afternoon.
Someone PLEASE tell me.