You might not think you’re qualified, even if you’ve been trained, but someday you might be someone’s only chance to survive.
Today we got our Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED certification. It wasn’t a training we wanted to take, but one that has never seemed more of a necessity.
Our situation with Blake was a shock. We panicked. We couldn’t unlock our phones much less dial 911. It was terrifying and we didn’t know what to do. Though we had taken a CPR class when we were pregnant with Scarlett, let me tell you, when Blake went unconscious, a quick training from 3+ years ago was impossible to remember.
Though our situation was traumatic, we ultimately didn’t give Blake CPR, and fortunately wasn’t instructed to do so because while talking to the dispatcher he exhibited signs of life. However, in sharing our story it’s been eye opening to learn how many others have encountered a scary situation or even needed to perform CPR on their own child or loved one.
You never think something like this is going to happen, but sadly it does. It did to us, and we’re choosing to be as prepared as possible. We’d like to encourage you to do the same. Please consider getting trained in CPR or taking a refresher. Do it #forblake.