Tuesday, February 08, 2011

a proud wife

The author of this blog is now the mommy of two little ones. The big one is known to this blog as Bub, and the new little one, who shall be referred to as Pooka, 'the girl', or X23, was born in September. Yet another reason for me to take a hiatus from the blog. She is now four months old. Bub is quite a loving and proud big brother.

I mention my children now because J responded to a call a few weeks ago, which came out to him as a two year old child, not breathing. He was closest to the address, and upoon entering the living room discovered that the child was not two years old, but two MONTHS old. Had turned blue, was not breathing, and his little heart had stopped. J immediately began CPR, later telling me that the first thought that ran through his head was "That's my daughter laying there."

The little boy started gasping, then breathing and crying. 30 seconds later the medics arrived and promptly whisked him off to the hospital. He is still alive, thanks to my husband.

This past Saturday, J was commended by the Sheriff, and will receive a ribbon to wear on his uniform. I haven't been this proud of him since he graduated from the academy!


Meadowlark said...

Awww.... he is a hero! Tell him thanks from just another mom.

Ten Coffee Day said...

I heard this story before and yet it still brought me to tears. That family is so lucky that J was able to save their precious baby. And how lucky are you to know that because of your husband there is a family out there who will get to watch that baby grow up.

Did he know why the child wasn't breathing?

mrs. fuzz said...

Congrats on the birth of your daughter a few months ago!

And great job J! That will be a great moment when he receives that ribbon.

HF had the same exact situation except with a smaller baby, but sadly the baby didn't recover. He thought the same thing, "That's my baby right there". We had one about the same age at the time.

This is truly a great story. The kind I like to think about when all there is negativity all around us, you know?

BunnyO said...

Major high-fives to your hubs!!! I can totally understand why you're so proud! I feel you on the craziness - we have two boys with our third only 90 days away and I can't imagine how much more insane things are going to get. But I'm with you, it has its upside! Congrats on your newest addition and let the craziness begin... er, continue! :)

Doc said...

good on him! My experience has not always been such a happy one. Keep using that same brand of mouth wash!